62,303 voter’s participate in Osun bye election today

The Independent National Electoral Commission {INEC} has assured citizens in Osun state of ts readiness conduct a free,fair and credible poll in the bye-election for Ife Central state constituency holding today.

A total of 62,393 qualified registered voters had collected their Permanent Voters Cards {PCV} and are expected to exercise their civic duty in the election Besides, the commission also assured voters and members of National Youth Service Corps {NYSC} who would work during the election of safety of their lives The state Resident Electoral Commissioner {REC}, ‎Alhaji Nasiru Ayilara said 817 permanent and ad hoc staff of the commission are expected to participate in the election.

Speaking in Osogbo,Osun the state capital on the state of readiness by the commission, he said the commission would conduct a free and fair election but appealed to the electorate and supporters of the participating candidates to conduct themselves in peaceful and orderly manner to enhance the success of the election. The Ife-Central House of Assembly State Constituency seat became vacant following the sudden demised of Oladejo Makinde,a member of the Peiples Democratic Party {PDP} on 27th December,2015. He said due to the volatile nature of the constituency the commission had fashioned out security measures that would guarantee the safety of both INEC officials and the electorate. According to him,” we had met up with all the security agencies in the state and they have assured the commission of safety of both electoral officials and the voters”.

Ayilara disclosed that the total number of registered voters is 95,232, adding that 62,393 of them had collected their Permanent
Voter’s Cards[ PVC]. He stated further that 168 polling units are in Ife Central, 11 registration points and election materials were already available to carry out the exercise ‎successfully. He added that there would be restriction of movement in the area between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm tomorrow during the election.

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