Soldiers Arrest Voters In Osun Over Alleged Violation Of Restriction Of Movement
Armed looking Soldiers Monitoring election in Osun State have arrested no fewer than 100 persons claiming to be eligible voters travelling from Osogbo heading to Ede area in Osun state to cast their votes.
They were arrested early this morning in Gbongan, Osogbo road, the State Capital of Osun.
Some of the held down residents were coming from Owode heading to Osogbo just as some were claiming to have been coming from Osogbo to cast their votes at Ede.
It was gathered that the voters who clearly displayed their voters identity Cards were refused by the military personnel while in Toyota bus and others vehicles heading to Ede and Ayetoro respectively.
Speaking with Newsmen ,one of the voters who identified himself as Pastor James who spoke on behalf of others said they were coming from Osogbo heading to Ede at about 7am when they were suddenly stopped by armed soldiers.
He explained that they presented their voters cards for essay identification but the security men refused to allow them to their voting centre .
His words “We have been participating in an Election since 8years now .We always travel to our respective areas to vote but and we have never experience this kind of harassment from security men .
“This military personnel are too overzealous and its for their interest we are voting because their salaries are paid through tax payers money .
Our of the soldiers who spoke to our correspondent said that the voters were allegedly stopped at the point in front of Osun State House of Assembly while travelling to Ede
He said the voters were in different vehicles claiming that they were going to cast their votes at Ede when they know that there were restriction Order during voting period.
As at the time of filling this report ,there was confusion between the security men as they insisted that they must be allowed to go and vote without intimidation or harassment.
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