Sons and daughters of Iragbiji turned out in large number expectedly to vote for one of their own, Gboyega Oyetola, who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in today’s election.
Residents stormed polling units as early as 6:30 am awaiting staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the voting exercise that was slated for 8:00 am.
In most of the polling units visited by our reporter, accreditation and voting commenced as scheduled with the card readers working in nearly perfect condition.
Oyetola arrived at the L. A. School, Popo, Iragbiji at exactly 10:05 am. At 10:10, he did his accreditation. The card reader could not read his fingerprint the first time but succeeded the second time. He proceeded to cast his vote at 10:12.
His wife, Kafayat, did the same immediately after her husband. But the card reader could not read her fingerprint until the third attempt.
Clad in a white native attire with an orange cap to match, Oyetola described the exercise as peaceful and well organized.
He also told reporters that reports from other parts of the state suggested that it has been a peaceful exercise so far. He hailed the INEC for a smooth process and also commended Osun residents for conducting themselves peacefully as they performed their civic duties.
A total of 1,278 voters were registered at his polling unit.