Voting ongoing in Oyo State

Voting ongoing in Oyo State

Saturday, March 9, 2019 12:20 pm

Seyi Makinde at the polling station

Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

As early as 8am this morning, accreditation and voting commenced simultaneously across many polling centres in Oyo State for the Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Apparently learning from the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, election officials and election materials arrived at most polling stations as early as 7 am.

Voting started by 8.00am at Ward 8 Unit A and B, Aguo compound Oyo East Local government and at Ward 08, Oyo East L/G Unit 02.

At 8.10am, Senator Monsurat Sumonu, who it was gathered came from hospital bed, cast her vote at Ward 2, Unit 1, Ajagba Oyo East.

At Ward 11, Unit 1, Abayomi, Iwo Road, Ibadan North East Local Government, one of the gubernatorial candidates, Engr. Seyi Makinde came to cast his vote alongside his wife. Adebayo Adelabu, another notable contender in the election, is yet to cast his vote as at the time of filling this report.

At Ogbomosho, Iseyin, Igbeti, Afijio, Oyo and most part of Ibadan, voters were seen on queues peacefully and patiently waiting to cast their votes.

In Egbeda, Lagelu,Ona-Ara, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West Local governments of Ibadan, voters turn out is massive. In most of the polling stations, the card readers are working perfectly, which makes the voting process to be fast to accommodate the large number of eager voters.

Security officials were also seen at the polling units to ensure the peaceful conduct of the polls.

Voting is expected to end by 2pm.

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