Large Turnout of Voters in Ogun State
Eligible voters turned out en-masse today in Sagamu, Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun state for gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections.
Our correspondent Bolanle Adesida who visited Ansurdeen Unit 5, Isote Ward 12, Unit 7, Awolowo Market Ward 14, Unit 15a and 14a in Sagamu reports that the election was peaceful and started early in all the polling units visited.
Some of eligible voters, Mr. Saheed Adeyanju, Mrs. Seun Adeoye commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for putting necessary measures in place towards ensuring successful conduct of the election.
One of the deputy gubernatorial candidates, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo, casting her vote.
One of the deputy gubernatorial candidates, Mrs. Adepeju Adebajo who cast her vote at half past 8, commended the electoral body for early arrival of electoral officers and materials.
The men and officers of Nigeria Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, NSCDC and other security agencies were seen at the various polling units to maintain law and order.
The officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State have lamented the malfunctioning of card readers.
The Presiding Officer of Ward 5, Unit 4, in Iperu, Miss. Ikem Chioma complained that the card readers have rejected lot of Permanent Voter’s Card since they started the exercise hours ago.
She said, the turnout is impressive, but, card readers are giving them issue here.
Also a visit to Ward 4 unit 6 in Akesan Open Market showed that a large number of electorate are patiently waiting to exercise their franchise.
The presiding officer, Agundomu Mercy claimed voting started in the polling station at exactly 8 am.
She also maintained that the process has been peaceful without any challenge.