The streets of Osogbo goes silent as residents prepare for the Osun rerun. Supplementary election will hold only in one polling unit in Osogbo.
In today’s rerun elections, 2,637 voters would decide the winner between the candidate of the PDP, Adeleke, and that of the APC, Oyetola.
INEC on Wednesday moved sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria to seven polling units where supplementary election will be held on Thursday (today).
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, told journalists at CBN office in the state that the vehicles moving the materials to the destinations were being tracked while urging stakeholders in the election to cooperate with the commission in order to record a peaceful conclusion of the election.
The materials included ballot papers, Form EC 8A, Form EC 8B, Form EC 8C and Form EC 8D.
According to INEC, rerun of the election will be held at one polling unit in Ife-North where 241 people with Permanent Voter Cards will vote.
The commissioner further stated that in Olode, Ife-South, where election would also be held, there were 581 voters with PVCs while in Osi area of Ife-South, 311 voters collected their PVCs and were eligible to vote.
It added that election would be held in three polling units in Orolu, where a total of 806 voters who had collected their PVCs would cast their votes.
It said in Osogbo, voting would take place in one polling unit, where 694 PVCs had been collected.
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9:52 – At Ward 5, Unit 17, Osogbo LG, voters were out as early as 7:25am to check their names on the register.
9:48 – Comment;
So Security Agencies stopped Observers from entering polling units because according to them “it’s secret balloting and the voters shouldn’t be disturbed…”.
Nothing wey person no go hear for this #OsunReRun , as what’s likely to play out in 2019 becomes more obvious.
— Enenim (@EnenimUbon) September 27, 2018
9:14 – Olaniyan Adesoji, presiding officer for Ward 5, Unit 17,
#Osogbo LGA, addressing voters on the modalities for the election.
9:13 – INEC ad-hoc staff getting set while security operatives stand at alert at the Osogbo polling unit.
9:12 – In Ward 5, unit 17, Osogbo, electoral officers and security operatives are making final preparations for the commencement of the process.
9:01 – ANALYSIS
By Olaitan [@WHYTUTH]
PDP presently leads with 353 votes and registered voters stand at 3498. Number of collected PVC at the LGA/UNIT is 2594 which means we can’t have more than 2594votes today. If all the 2594 electorates vote and none is void, PDP will boast of an advantage of 353 votes so we can have 2594-353= 2241.
Out of this 2241 PDP needs nothing less than 1130 votes to win this election. Can PDP get this needed 1130 votes today?
9:00 – At Ward 8, unit 3, Kajola village in Orolu LGA, thugs have driven voters out of the village – Eye witness
8:57 – Voters line up to vote at Unit 17, Ward 5, Alekuwodo, Osogbo
8:53 – Voters at Unit 17, Ward 5, Ataoja E, Osogbo. Photo: Saheed Olugbon