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Osinbajo, Abiodun, Amosun commend improved governorship, assembly polls in Ogun


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, have described the ongoing Governorship and Houses of Assembly elections in the state as peaceful and pleasant.

Osinbajo made this observation after casting his vote at Ward I, Unit 14 at the Egunrege Polling Centre in the Ikenne Local Government area.

The vice president, while addressing journalists, said that he was able to cast his votes without any problem.

“I have come here to vote and observe that the exercise has been peaceful and pleasant.

“My own polling booth here is excellent and I think everything is peaceful and the whole process has been conducted very well and I just hope and pray that this is how it is being carried out across the nation.

“It has been very pleasant experience that I was able to cast my vote and also so many people have been able to cast their votes,” Osinbajo said.

NAN reports that Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, who arrived at the polling centre at about 10.31 a.m, voted around 10.38 a.m.

Abiodun, in his reactions after casting his vote at Ward 5, Unit 11, Ita-Osanyin area of Ikenne Local Government area, said that everything was going on relatively well thus far.

“I want to thank INEC for this improvement in the process, though, this election was postponed by a week.

“I want to commend the commission for being able to resolve the issues of litigations and the reconfiguration of the BVAS.

“It is my hope that the situation here at my polling unit is what is obtainable everywhere else.

“Until we get field reports, I can not really comment on what is happening across the state. I hope everything will go peacefully,” he said.

Also, Amosun, who voted at Ward 6 Unit 8, Ita Gbangba area in Abeokuta South Local Government area, also commended INEC for an “improved process”.

“I think, it is slightly better and more organised compared to the presidential elections.

“When I came during the Presidential polls, the atmosphere was not this conducive because of agitations from voters over non-functional BVAS.

“I had to find a way to make it conducive. But now, the BVAS is working, the last time I came, I had to wait for about two hours,” he said.


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