Obasanjo votes at polling unit, thugs clash over money

Obasanjo votes at polling unit, thugs clash over money

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has cast his votes in the presidential and National Assembly elections.

He was said to have cast his votes at about 11.15am at his Ward 11, unit 22, within Olusomi compound, Abeokuta, in Abeokuta North LGA of Ogun state.

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Obasanjo votes at polling unit

Obasanjo being accredited by an electoral officer at his polling unit. Photo Credit: Daily Trust
Source: UGC

Just before casting his vote, the former president was said to have leaned forward to check out the card reader.

Obasanjo votes at polling unit

Obasanjo checking out the card reader, just before casting his vote. Photo Credit: The Cable
Source: UGC

After casting his vote, thugs were said to have engaged in a scuffle as Obasanjo's aides shared money.

Obasanjo votes at polling unit, thugs clash over money

Obasanjo casting his vote at polling unit. Photo Credit: The Cable
Source: UGC

Legit.ng had earlier reported that prospective voters were stranded at a polling unit where Obasanjo is to vote in Abeokuta.

Empty tables were seen at the polling unit as election materials were yet to arrive. Also, the Independent National Electoral Commission officials were yet to arrive as at 9:12am.

Meanwhile, former president Goodluck Jonathan has advised that anyone who loses an election should accept defeat.

He said this to newsmen on Saturday, February 23, after casting his votes alongside his wife, Patience, at Otuoke in Bayelsa state.

In another news, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed optimism that he would win the 2019 presidential election.

Asked if he will hand over power to the winner if he loses, President Buhari said: "I will congratulate myself because I am going to win."

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Buhari said this after casting his votes, alongside his wife in Daura, Katsina state.

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