- The streets of Osogbo and other major towns in Osun state have remained calm after the just concluded governorship rerun election in the state
- Army patrol vans also stationed at some major motor parks in a bid to prevent protest which some people believe may trail the announcement of the poll results
- A security man in one of the hotels in Osogbo, who identified himself simply as Yinusa, said people really voted because they wanted development in the state
The streets of Osogbo and other major towns in Osun state have remained calm despite the declaration of the All Progressive Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the just concluded governorship rerun election in the state.
The Punch reports Olaiya Junction was clam as the security men were stationed there to prevent the breakdown of the law and order especially from residents who believed that the election was openly rigged in favour of Oyetola.
It was learnt that Army patrol vans are as well stationed at Okefia motor park and other volatile areas in a bid to prevent protest which some people believe may trail the announcement of the poll results.
A security man in one of the hotels in Osogbo, who identified himself simply as Yinusa, said the people voted because they wanted development and not fight. According to him, Osun people are peaceful and would not resort to violence.
Yinusa said: “The problem with the Aregbesola government is in the area of payment of salaries. If the incoming governor can settle that, I think the people will be happy.”
A female phone dealer at Olaiya junction, Osogbo, who gave her name as Kemi, said she does not care who emerged as the governor of the state, provided there are peace and development in the land.
Ahmodu, a resident of the city, who is however, from Ondo state, said he doesn’t see any difference between the two political parties and so no one should lose sleep over the outcome.
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He said: “They are birds of the same feathers. I don’t see any difference between the two. They will still do what they want to do.”
Kunle Adedeji is a phone repairer at Odi Olowo Street in Osogbo claimed to have voted for the APC and was happy that the party won the election.
He, however, said he believed that despite the initial bitterness that followed the electoral contest, peace would reign and people would cooperate to see that the state moves forward.
The PDP, as a party and its candidate as an individual, have rejected the election results, claiming it was a coup against the people, while the APC hailed the result, claiming it was the wish of the people expressed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senator Ademola Adeleke vowed to retrieve his ‘stolen mandate’ from the APC’s Gboyega Oyetola, at the Election Petition Tribunal.
He made the comment in a chat with newsmen shortly before the returning officer, Joseph Fuwape, announced the final figure for the Osun gubernatorial re-run election on Thursday, September 27.
Speaking through his brother, Dele Adeleke, the candidate said the PDP’s next step would be to proceed to the tribunal.
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