There is a large turnout of members of the All Progressives Congress APC in the State of Osun to their respective wards for the ongoing governorship primaries.
Today is the D-Day where Members of the All Progressives Congress in the State of Osun are electing who becomes the candidate of the party in the September 22 governorship election.
The process of the primary is Direct and with Option A4. Direct primaries allow all party members in the process to elect the party’s flag bearer for the election.
This is also the first time Option A4 is going on in the political process in Osun; the first of its kind in the history of Primary Elections in Nigeria.
Guidelines and Code of Conduct for today’s Primaries were communicated to the respective aspirants at a stakeholders meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Osogbo, the state capital, yesterday.
Reports from Field indicates that there is a massive turnout of party members who line up behind the poster of respective aspirants to decide those they are supporting in the election.
From Osogbo to Ejigbo, Ila, Boluwaduro, Boripe and other local government areas of the state, party members including a foremost aspirant, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola were seen casting their votes.
Ward 2, Ejigbo Local Government
Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola in his Ward in Iragbiji
Oyetola Acknowledges Cheers From Party Faithfuls in Iragbiji
- In Ejigbo Local Government, Party Members were seen with party and Voter Cards as the means of identification to participate in the process.
- This is the situation of things in Ward 1, Boluwaduro Local Government
- Voting Begins In Ile Ife, Massive Crowd For IlerioluwaBy Sodiq LawalMembers of the ruling All Progressive Congress in Ile Ife have begun voting for the conduct of the governorship primary election of the party holding on Friday (today).The party is using the direct primary method whereby all party members with the party membership card would vote in all the wards to elect the candidate of the party.Members of the party have trooped out as early as 8am to most electoral wards at Post office in Ile Ife and commenced voting at exactly 1:57pm.It was learnt by our correspondent that there is a massive turnout of party members who line up behind the poster of respective aspirants to decide those they are supporting in the election.However, our correspondent noticed a large turnout of voting for a foremost aspirant, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola popularly called IleriOluwa as most members chant series of solidarity songs for him.
- Voting according to many sources as at 3.30 pm have ended in most wards across the State of Osun while the entire state await the results of the process.
Result Sheets are now trickling in:
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