September 25, 2022

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Voters, INEC officials disagree over ballot box placement

There was a disagreement between voters a the Irewole Local Government Area and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the ongoing Osun State governorship election.

It was learnt that the disagreement started over the placement of ballot box at polling unit 5, ward 8, Ikire, Irewole LGA of the state.

While the INEC officials wanted the ballot box placed under a shed, the voters preferred having the box positioned in an open place.

Security operatives on the ground tried to restore normalcy in a video surfaced online.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, 15 political parties are participating in the election with 1,955,657 registered voters.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, 15 political parties are participating in the election with 1,955,657 registered voters.

INEC also said the election would take place in 332 registration areas across the 30 Local Government Areas of the state.

Though 15 political parties would be participating in the election, the top contenders are the candidate of All Progressives Congress, Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ademola Adeleke.

This would be the second time the two candidates would be meeting.

Both Oyetola and Adeleke contested for the Osun governorship seat in 2018, which Oyetola won after a rerun.

After the rerun election which took place in seven units, Oyetola won seven, while Adeleke won one.

At the end of the rerun, Oyetola polled 255,505 votes while the PDP candidate scored a total of 255,023 votes.

Although Adeleke had led Oyetola with 353 votes at the end of the first round of ballots, but after the rerun, Oyetola won with 482 votes.

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