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Osun Re-Run Election: Heavy Security As Electorate Turn Out En Masse to Vote

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By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

There was a high turnout on Thursday as residents of Adewale Street, Alekuwodo area of Osun state headed to their polling units to vote in the governorship rerun election.

Our  correspondent who was stationed at Ward 5, Unit 17 , Adewale Street, Osogbo, one of the affected polling units, where voting was cancelled in Saturday gubernatorial elections reports that there was a high turnout of voters at the polling unit.

The affected street was cordoned off by security agents with massive deployment of policemen as well as other security personnel while soldiers were also sighted.

It would be recalled that the September 22 governorship election in Osun State where the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Ademola Adeleke scored a total votes of 254,698 as against APC candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola with total votes of 254,345 was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to the cancelled votes in four local governments of Orolu, Ife North, Ife South and Osogbo.

INEC had on Sunday announced today Thursday for a re-run election in the four local governments where votes were cancelled among which is polling unit 17 , ward 5 , Osogbo.

Meanwhile, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun state, Mr Olusegun Agbaje has expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the rerun election.

“From what I’ve seen so far, the process is very calm. The arrangement is quite in order. By the grace of God everything will end well”.

Agbaje also commended residents of Adewale street for trooping out to exercise their franchise and assured them that their votes would count.

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