Just In: APC Wins Orolu LG Rerun Election
The APC has won the rerun election in two out of the three units were it held in Orolu local govt area of Osun state.
In Ward 8 unit 1, the ruling party polled a total of 111, PDP got 03 votes. Others are ACD 01; void 03.
In Ward 8 unit 4
APC 128; PDP 55, PPA 1; SDP 1 ; PPC 4; ADP 1; ADP 1. VOID 4
But the PDP won in
WARD 9 UNIT 3, polling 64 votes to
DPC got 01, and one vote voided.
The election in the three units, all located in the belly of Orolu forest, was generally peaceful.
As early as 7:30am, voters had trooped out to participate in the exercise.
The presence of heavily armed security personnel, drawn from the military; DSS; police, Civil defence, FRSC among others, helped ensure sanity.
Voters and party agents praised the presence of the security personnel. They denied being intimidated by security personnel or political thugs in the ongoing rerun election in Orolu LGA.
Raheem Alan, a PDP agent in Ward 9 Unit 3, told The Nation that although voters were initially delayed at the entry point to the voting arena, it was for security reasons. “Once the security personnel were convinced nobody came to the voting arena with any form of dangerous weapons they allowed us into the arena freely,” he said.
Olaniyi Tairu, APA agent said there is not a single threat by security personnel. “In fact, we need them more here; they are protecting us.”
In similar vein, Nimota Kolawole ACD agent in the unit, said tales of intimidation or prevention of people from voting are all lies. “Nobody has been denied voting right here; I have been here since 7:30am. Please don’t believe such stories.” she explained.
Kolawole said initially the community was apprehensive on sighting the heavy presence of security personnel. He however said realising their presence was for their security, they calmed down and trooped out to vote.
“What happened on Saturday cannot be allowed to happen today. We thank the security officers here,” she submitted.