- A PDP polling agent was missing from duty as election rerun started in Osun
- The agent did not report at the Ward 7, Unit 12 Polling Unit in Adereti village,
- INEC official in charge of the polling unit was unable to explain why the agent was absent
A polling agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing governorship rerun election in Osun state was missing on duty on Thursday, September 27.
The agent did not report at the Ward 7, Unit 12 Polling Unit in Adereti village, Ife South local government area.
An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Stephen Oyewande, said he could not explain why the PDP agent was not on duty at the polling unit.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oyewande, INEC’s deputy director, Voters Education, told newsmen to direct their enquiries on the missing party agent to the PDP.
“Call the state chairman of the party and ask him why his party agent is not here. I can’t explain why he is not here,’’ he said.
Present, however, were Lateef Abimbola of All Progressives Congress, Olaiya Yemi of All Peoples Alliance and Rasheed Mojeed of Advance Congress of Democrats.
Adeyemo Gafar of Action Democratic Party and Bayo Shittu of Social Democratic Party (SDP), were present at the polling unit.
There was tight security at the polling unit while voters were prevented from bringing their smartphones into the cubicles.
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Scores of commuters, especially those moving toward the Ondo end of the highway were caught in the traffic snarl due to the roadblock mounted by the police.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Osun state governorship rerun witnessed a set back as voters were forced to flee a polling unit in Osogbo, as gunshots were being fired.
In a report by Sahara Reporters residents had alleged that the thugs threatened them against coming out to vote today, stating that if they did so, they would regret it.
They said most of them could not sleep in their homes on Wednesday night, as the safety of their lives could not be guaranteed.
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