UPDATED: Massive Turnout As Osun Holds Historic Local Government Parliamentary Election

The d-day is here. Today, Saturday, 27th January, 2018 is the date for the much anticipated historic local government parliamentary elections in the State of Osun. The elections is historic in the sense that, it will be the first time a state in accordance with Section 7 of the Constitution define a parliamentary structure for…”
Yusuf
January 27, 2018 9:44 am

The d-day is here. Today, Saturday, 27th January, 2018 is the date for the much anticipated historic local government parliamentary elections in the State of Osun. The elections is historic in the sense that, it will be the first time a state in accordance with Section 7 of the Constitution define a parliamentary structure for its Local Governments with the first official elections.

Today’s polls is to elect the councillors to represent each wards in the Local Governments and the newly created Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and Area Councils created by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2016 after due legal process. In the arrangement, the elected councillors today will in-turn at the point of their inauguration elect among themselves the Chairman of the said council area.

The Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) revealed that out of the 389 wards across the state that elections will be held, actual voting will hold in 71 wards, as 318 councillorship positions have been presented unopposed.

The Commission Chairman, Otunba Segun Oladitan, during a press conference held to sensitise the public on the level of preparedness for the council polls said the commission registered 36 political parties for the upcoming polls and only 18 returned their forms.

He also revealed that, 12 of the political parties that had earlier submitted their forms also withdrew from the race leaving the space for Labour Party, All Progressive Congress, Accord Party, Social Democratic Party and Allied Congress Party of Nigeria.

The Commission Chairman revealed that the spread is as follow: Osun-Central, 6; Osun-West, 13 and Osun-East; 52 wards, while the spread for the unopposed candidates was Osun-Central, 128; Osun-West, 117; and Osun-East, 73.

Going by the analysis, the election would be keenly contested in Osun East particularly in Ile-Ife and its environ where voting would be conducted in 52 wards.

OSUN DEFENDER will be bringing you Live Updates from the election last held in December 2007 as our reporters are covering the elections across the State of Osun.

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At 7:28AM when our correspondent, Toba Adedeji visited 5 polling units at Eketa ward, Osogbo Local Government in Osun Central, officers of OSIEC are yet to be at the respective polling units although Security personnel were on ground at all the unit in the area. But by 7:50AM, some officers of OSIEC arrived some of the polling units.

However, the presiding officer for Unit 8 who identified himself as Oparinde Micheal while addressing journalists disclosed that some sensitive materials like the ballot papers and voters register has not yet gotten to his polling unit. 

Oladimeji said, “We have with us now the ballot box, stamp ink and some others stationary we needed but but we are yet to receive ballot papers, voters register and some other forms.

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9.16 AM Our Correspondent, Shina Abubakar sights an elderly woman queuing up to vote at Unit 6, Ward 13 in Osogbo LG as well as Ward 13 unit 9 of Osogbo LG where presiding officers calmly wait for voters.


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9.23 AM Ismaeel Uthman reports that there is an impressive turnout of voters at Unit 02, ward 8A, Olorunda North, Kobo-Dagbolu and areas around the vicinity.

09.54 AM Ismaeel Uthman Updates Us Of the Situation of Things at the popular Alamisi Market Junction In Ikirun

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09.59 AM Voting has started at Ward 13, Osogbo Local Government council area of the State of Osun as voters trooped out. Kazeem Mohammed reports that here is massive turnout of voters at Ward 13 Osogbo Local Government council area of Osun.

Voting started around 8:30 am in majority of the units in the ward as election materials arrived earlier enough in unit 1, 6, 9, 10 and 12. Two political parties, APC and LP are contesting for the councillorship seats of the ward.

It is the only Ward where voting is taking place in the entire Osogbo Local Government. The returning Officer for the ward, Oyewumi Oluwasegun said so far, the situation of things is normal. He said, though there was no problem, but there is need for more security to control the crowd at the unit.

He appealed to the electorate to maintain law and order

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10.32 AM This is the situation at Ward 10 , unit 9, Egbedore Local Government, Okinni and Unit 11 In Igbokiti, Egbedore Local Government

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10.49 AM We have images from Unit 9, Ward 3, Esade in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government where the Chief of Staff to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola casted his vote.

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10.56 AM Here are reports of happenings in Ward 6 of Ilesa West Local Government where the State of Osun Commissioner for Science and Technology, Engr Remi Omowaiye on queue to vote.

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11. 30 AM More Images

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11.17 AM Kazeem Mohammed reports that there was a massive turnout of voters at Ward 6 unit’ 1 Akinlalu town hall, Ife North LG. At the unit, those with temporary permanent voters cards were not allowed to vote because their names are not on the voters register.

This has started causing agitations by the affected voters. The party agents of the APC and Accord party expressed satisfaction with the processes so far.

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At 11: 07AM, their was a large turnout at Ward 10, Unit 6 Akarabata in Ife. Electorate came out in mass to exercise their right of franchise. Also, the voting exercise is running to close as some OSIEC officers are spotted sitting on the floor idle. But voters are still loitering around.

Former member House of Representatives,  Hon. Rotimi Makinde who is a chieftain under All Progressive Congress who is at the polling unit said he is optimistic about the election. 

Meanwhile, some shops were opened and they are selling food, snacks, drinks and other assorted sweet to voters.

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Shina Abubakar tells us at 12.20pm that Counting of votes is already going in Ijio ward 1unit 5, ife central local government. Thing are orderly in the unit. Former Commissioner For Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Sikiru Ayedun commended the voters and OSIEC officers for adhering to the election guidelines.

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12.33 Ismaeel Uthman provides moments of happenings in Obokun LGA. Osun LG election: Unit 5, Ward, Ilase/Idominasi, Obokun LG, Unit 3, Ward 1, Obokun LG

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01.21 PM Ismaeel Uthman Updates us of happenings in Unit 10, ward 10, Ilesa East LG

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01.45 PM – Toba Adedeji says there is a little distraction to voting in Iremo III in Ile Ife as miscreants who have not been identified tried to disrupt voting. Although, calm seems to have been restored, the Senator representing Osun East Senatorial District, Senator Babajide Omoworare and the Police DPO in the zone are also seen in this picture trying to calm the situation.

Both the Accord Party and the APC are pointing accusing fingers at each other for the empasse.

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2. 20 PM Police Storm Major Streets In Ile Ife As LG Election Continues

By Sodiq Lawal

Men of the Nigerian Police Force on Saturday stormed the major streets of Ile Ife as voting continued in the local government parliamentary election.

Electoral materials and Osun State Independent Electoral Commission OSIEC ad-hoc electoral officials for the election had arrived a bit behind schedule in most polling booths and units across the town.

Officials of the OSIEC promised as at 10.30 am that areas not yet having these materials would soon be supplied after clearing some logistic problems.

At Iremo, Mayfair, Parakin and other areas in Ife Central Local Government Area, officials and voting materials arrived polling units some minutes after 9:00am and accreditation and voting started simultaneously.

Men of the police, DSS, Civil Defence corps were seen patrolling the ancient city of Yoruba land, Ile Ife to maintain law and order during the exercise.

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2.45 PM Osun LG Polls: Commissioner, Chief Of Staff Laud Massive Turn Out

By Nofisat Marindoti 

The State of Osun Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Adelani Baderinwa, has lauded the people of the state for coming out en masse to participate in the Local Government elections.

Adelani said the election was peaceful and successful based on the turn out and conduct of the electorate.

Baderinwa while speaking with journalists in Obaagun, Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun, said he marvelled at the turn out of voters at the various wards he monitored.

“I marvelled at the number of people that turnout at the various wards. Even reports reaching me from other areas of the state indicates good turnout.

“This success was because government of the state has done everything and put in place necessary machinery to make the election successful.

“Everything was done by the government as if it was a general election and I am happy the people came out to show they are with us and with our party.” he said.

This is even as the Chief of Staff to the State Government, the Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, in his own remarks, commended the Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) for promptly deploying election materials to the voting units and centers.

Oyetola said the turnout of voters has also been quite impressive based on the record of voters at polling units he had visited in his town of Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun.

“The election has been peaceful, fair and free. The turnout has been quite impressive too. People turned out in large number without manipulation. I think democracy is actually growing and things are getting better day by day.” he said

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As at 4.15 PM, Situation Reports from Iwo showed the Secretary to the Osun ‎State Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti, at Oke Adan ward 03, Jagun-Ode unit 001 polling booth in Iwo Local Government.

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5.00 PM Results Start To Filter In From Some Polling Units Across The State Of Osun, Here are Some of Them

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Iremo/Ajebandele: Polling Unit 3 APC =36 ACCORD 52
‎Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 4 APC =4 ACCORD 0
Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 5 APC=‎225 ACCORD 0
Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 13 APC=5 ACCORD 2
TOTAL: APC=270 ACCORD 54


WARD 06

Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 1 APC160 ACCORD 39
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 2 APC 440 ACCORD 27
Iremo11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 3 APC 206 ACCORD 0
Iremo11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 5 APC 86 ACCORD 26
Iremo 11 (‎Eleyele) Polling Unit 6 APC 50 ACCORD 15
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 7 APC 18 ACCORD 5
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 8 APC 117 ACCORD 6
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 9 APC 48 ACCORD 7
‎Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 10 APC 114 ACCORD 9
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 11 APC ‎381 ACCORD 6
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 12 APC 147 ‎ACCORD 63
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 13 APC 44 ACCORD 4
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 14 APC 121 ACCORD 11
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 15 APC 47 ACCORD 23
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 16 APC 1979 ACCORD 241

WARD 07‎

Iremo 111 Poling Unit 1 APC 233 ACCORD 2
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎2 APC 176 ACCORD 10
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎3 APC 110 ACCORD 3‎
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎4 APC 170 ACCORD 5‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎5 APC 220 ACCORD 14
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎6 APC 201 ACCORD 7
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎7 APC 223 ACCORD 14
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎8 APC 336ACCORD 9‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎10 APC 139 ACCORD 12
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎11 APC 69 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎12 APC 188 ACCORD 5
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎13 APC 488 ACCORD 18
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎14 APC 18 ACCORD 0
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎15 APC 90 ACCORD 13
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎16 APC 199 ACCORD 9
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎17 APC 352 ACCORD 6

TOTAL: APC 3212 ACCORD 127

WARD 08

Iremo IV Polling Unit 1 APC 204 ACCORD 11
Iremo IV Polling Unit 2 APC 21 ACCORD 31‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 3 APC 175 ACCORD 08
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 4APC 111 ACCORD 29‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 5 APC 179 ACCORD 12‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 6 APC 240 ACCORD 6‎
Iremo IV Polling Unit 7 APC 94 ACCORD 5‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 8 APC 136 ACCORD 3‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 9 APC 298 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 10 APC 205 ACCORD 35‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 11 APC 139 ACCORD 43‎
‎ TOTAL: APC 1801 ACCORD 183

‎WARD 9

Iremo V Polling Unit 1 APC 143 ACCORD 2‎
Iremo V Polling Unit 5 APC 41 ACCORD 10‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 7 APC 49 ACCORD 10‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 8 APC 62 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 10 APC 57 ACCORD 49
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 14 APC 86 ACCORD 6‎
Iremo V Polling Unit 16 APC 161 ACCORD 0

TOTAL: APC 599. ACCORD 77

WARD10‎

Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 2 APC 19 ACCORD 6
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 3 APC 39 ACCORD 17
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 6 APC 16 ACCORD 3‎
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 7 APC 4 ACCORD 2‎
Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 9 APC 31 ACCORD 17
Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 12 APC 62 ACCORD 13

TOTAL: APC 171 ACCORD 58
Therefore APC polled 8032 votes in all While ACCORD Polled 70votes in all‎
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Iremo/Ajebandele: Polling Unit 3 APC =36 ACCORD 52
‎Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 4 APC =4 ACCORD 0
Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 5 APC=‎225 ACCORD 0
Iremo/Ajebandele Polling Unit 13 APC=5 ACCORD 2
TOTAL: APC=270 ACCORD 54


WARD 06

Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 1 APC160 ACCORD 39
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 2 APC 440 ACCORD 27
Iremo11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 3 APC 206 ACCORD 0
Iremo11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 5 APC 86 ACCORD 26
Iremo 11 (‎Eleyele) Polling Unit 6 APC 50 ACCORD 15
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 7 APC 18 ACCORD 5
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 8 APC 117 ACCORD 6
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 9 APC 48 ACCORD 7
‎Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 10 APC 114 ACCORD 9
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 11 APC ‎381 ACCORD 6
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 12 APC 147 ‎ACCORD 63
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 13 APC 44 ACCORD 4
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 14 APC 121 ACCORD 11
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 15 APC 47 ACCORD 23
Iremo 11 (Eleyele) Polling Unit 16 APC 1979 ACCORD 241

WARD 07‎

Iremo 111 Poling Unit 1 APC 233 ACCORD 2
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎2 APC 176 ACCORD 10
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎3 APC 110 ACCORD 3‎
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎4 APC 170 ACCORD 5‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎5 APC 220 ACCORD 14
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎6 APC 201 ACCORD 7
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎7 APC 223 ACCORD 14
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎8 APC 336ACCORD 9‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎10 APC 139 ACCORD 12
Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎11 APC 69 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎12 APC 188 ACCORD 5
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎13 APC 488 ACCORD 18
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎14 APC 18 ACCORD 0
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎15 APC 90 ACCORD 13
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎16 APC 199 ACCORD 9
‎Iremo 111 Polling Unit ‎17 APC 352 ACCORD 6

TOTAL: APC 3212 ACCORD 127

WARD 08

Iremo IV Polling Unit 1 APC 204 ACCORD 11
Iremo IV Polling Unit 2 APC 21 ACCORD 31‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 3 APC 175 ACCORD 08
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 4APC 111 ACCORD 29‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 5 APC 179 ACCORD 12‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 6 APC 240 ACCORD 6‎
Iremo IV Polling Unit 7 APC 94 ACCORD 5‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 8 APC 136 ACCORD 3‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 9 APC 298 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 10 APC 205 ACCORD 35‎
‎Iremo IV Polling Unit 11 APC 139 ACCORD 43‎
‎ TOTAL: APC 1801 ACCORD 183

‎WARD 9

Iremo V Polling Unit 1 APC 143 ACCORD 2‎
Iremo V Polling Unit 5 APC 41 ACCORD 10‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 7 APC 49 ACCORD 10‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 8 APC 62 ACCORD 0‎
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 10 APC 57 ACCORD 49
‎Iremo V Polling Unit 14 APC 86 ACCORD 6‎
Iremo V Polling Unit 16 APC 161 ACCORD 0

TOTAL: APC 599. ACCORD 77

WARD10‎

Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 2 APC 19 ACCORD 6
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 3 APC 39 ACCORD 17
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 6 APC 16 ACCORD 3‎
‎‎Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 7 APC 4 ACCORD 2‎
Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 9 APC 31 ACCORD 17
Akarabata ‎Polling Unit 12 APC 62 ACCORD 13

TOTAL: APC 171 ACCORD 58
Therefore APC polled 8032 votes in all While ACCORD Polled 70votes in all‎
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*Ward 13 Osogbo LG Election Result*

*APC LP*
Unit 1 – 57 – 21
Unit 2 – 43 – 12
Unit 3 – 66 – 15
Unit 4 – 60 – 18
Unit 5 – 61 – 60
Unit 6 – 93 – 37
Unit 7 – 27 – 17
Unit 8 – 78 – 53 (LP Candidate Unit)
Unit 9 – 54 – 6
Unit 10 – 81 – 4 (APC Candidate Unit)
Unit 11 – 49 – 7
Unit 12 – 24 – 16
Unit 13 – 34 – 08

*Total* *APC – 727 LP – 274*
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Ward 10A ILESA EAST L/GOVT ELECTION RESULT
APC SDP
UNIT 1:- 150 – 11

UNIT 2: 245 – 24

UNIT 3: 95 – 42

UNIT 4. 290 – 08

UNIT 5: 229 – 08

UNIT 6. 164 – 08

UNIT 7: 134 – 04

UNIT 10: 232 – 05

Total = APC 1,539 – SDP 105.

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