Low Voters Turnout Recorded in Akure South, Akoko
Low turnout of voters characterized today’s House of Assembly elections in Akure South and Ifedore area of Ondo State.
In Oke Aro, Isinkan, Gbogi, Awule and Oba Adesida area, voters were scanty as adhoc staff and NYSC officials were found conducting their duty with ease.
In Ijare, Ifedore area, a candidate frowned at the rampant vote buying system in all the wards, which he noted would negatively affect political growth in the country.
On his part, the Olujare of Ijare Oba Adebamgbe Oluwagbemigun charged residents to be peaceful in their conduct and shun election violence.
Radio Nigeria microphone caught up with Prophet Ademisokun Totin, who charged Nigerians to ask questions from their leaders and charged politicians to be accountable to followers in delivering all electoral promises.
Also, high voters’ apathy in State House of Assembly election in Akoko area of Ondo State has been attributed to poor performance of political office holders and ineffective campaigns by most candidates.
This is just as the low turnout forced voting process to end very early at most polling units in Akokoland, as early as noon and 2 pm unlike Presidential and National Assembly elections when voting process ended late in the evening.
Correspondent Leke Adegbite who is covering six state assembly constituencies in Akokoland, reports over fifty travellers and motorists were arrested at Oba-Akoko by policemen for violating restriction of movement order.
However, the policemen promised to release the travellers by 6pm today.
Some of the people who spoke with Radio Nigeria including the state’s Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Taofiq and the federal lawmaker representing Akoko Southwest/Southeast, Mr Kolawole Babatunde, confirmed that the election was generally peaceful and commended INEC for a job well-done.
In Ondo North, there are eight state Assembly seats being contested, namely: Owo constituencies 1and 2, Akoko North East Constituency, Akoko South East Constituency, Akoko South West Constituency 1 and 2, Ose Constituency as well as Akoko North West constituencies 1 and 2
Leke Adegbite/Isaac Afolabi