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Osun: CLEEN foundation commends electorate, others for peaceful conduct

A civil society organisation, CLEEN foundation on Saturday commended electorate, security officers, observers, and political contestants for the peaceful conduct of the voting process during the Osun State governorship election. The Executive Director, CLEEN Foundation, Dr Benson Olugbuo, in a statement said that its observers spread across the 30 local government in the state had…

Osun poll: CSO commends high voter turnout

Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, Chairman, Partners for Electoral Reforms, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has commended the high turnout of voters in the ongoing governorship election in Osun. Nwagwu, who is monitoring the election in the state, made the commendation in a telephone interview in Abuja on Saturday. He said that between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00…

Osun poll: Oyetola votes, commends INEC over smooth electoral process

Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in Osun State, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election so far. Oyetola spoke shortly after casting his vote at his Unit 2, Ward 1, LA Primary School Popo, Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area of Osun. He…

Osun poll: CSOs laud security agencies’ professionalism

Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) monitoring the ongoing Osun State governorship election have commended the high level of professionalism displayed by security personnel deployed for the poll. The Executive Director, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, said the security agencies had so far displayed the highest level of professionalism in their coverage of…

Ooni charges EU election observers, denies endorsing candidate

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja 11, has urged the European Union election observers that came to observe the Osun Governorship election not to be bias in their reports as Election Observer. Oba Ogunwusi gave the charge during the visit of European Union Election Observers led by European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb….

Osun poll: Aregbesola, Omisore disagree on conduct of exercise

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turnout of voters for Saturday’s governorship election in the state. Aregbesola, who spoke after casting his vote at 11:50 am at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 1 Polling Unit in Ilesa, also commended the Independent Electoral Commission(INEC) for the smooth conduct of the exercise. Aregbesola arrived…

Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs

Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC’s) secret balloting had so far made it impossible for people to openly buy and sell votes. The Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Mr Samson Itodo, said that the group was monitoring the election in 250 polling units. Itodo…

Osun poll: Lawmaker commends INEC, electorate over peaceful conduct

A House of Representatives member, Oluwole Oke, representing Obokun/Oriade Federal Constituency (PDP-Osun), has commended the electorate and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the Osun governorship election. Oke made the commendation in on Saturday, saying with the peaceful conduct of the poll observed, there was hope for the 2019 general elections….

Osun polls: Observer group wants more attention for Persons With Disabilities

Executive Director, Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), Mr David Anyaele,has said that Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) deserve more attention while carrying out their electoral rights. Anyaele made the observation in a telephone interview on Saturday in Abuja. He said that PWDs, especially the visually impaired persons, had been disenfranchised from the voting process….

2019: Atiku promises to take Nigeria to higher level if elected president

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday in Lafia, Nasarawa State, promised to take Nigeria to a higher level if elected president in 2019. Atiku, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, stated this while addressing the Nasarawa State Working Committee and delegates of PDP. According to him, insecurity, poverty, and hunger are…

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