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Osun Guber Election Records Smooth Accreditation, Early Arrival Of Election Materials, Personnel

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By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

Accreditation of voters in the Osun Governorship election commenced at 8 a.m.in virtually all the polling units across the state following the arrival of electoral officials and materials as early as 7 a.m..

CityMirrorNews Correspondents who visited some of the polling units across the state reports that eligible voters were seen on queues ahead of the commencement of the accreditation process.

At Baruwa Ward 4, Uniy 19 and 20 , Ward 10 polling unit 13, Fagbesa in Osogbo local government area, ward 8 unit 3 Olorunda local government and Ward 7, Eripa Boluwaduro Local government and ward 4, unit 10,Olobu road , Irepodun local government CityMirrorNews reports that the officials and election materials arrived well ahead of time.

Mrs Alawode Abidemi, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at polling unit 1,, ward 3, Ifon, Oloru Local Government, told CityMirrorNews that she and other officials arrived the polling centres with the election materials at about 6:30 a.m.

She said that the accreditation of 1, voters that would vote at the polling units began exactly at 8 a.m., saying that the card reading machines were working perfectly.

CityMirrorNew observed that the turnout of voters was also impressive in most polling centres visited across the state while security personnel, including the police and personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, were deployed in strategic locations.

At polling units on Ifon Road, eligible voters were accredited by the use of the card reader while the process was smooth due to the presence of security personnel.

Herold Mercy, an Assistant Presiding Officer in the area, told CityMirrorNews that the exercise was peaceful, as adequate materials had been made available for the election.

At Boluwaduro and Boripe Local Government Area, the materials and officials also arrived polling centres as early as 7 a.m.

CityMirorNews correspondent in the area reports that electoral officials were also at their duty post ahead of the commencement of the accreditation stipulated by law.

Meanwhile, enthusiastic voters, mostly elderly people, have thronged the various polling centres in Orolu ward in readiness for accreditation.

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