#OsunDecides - ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS - Osun Governorship Elections 2018 | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

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Welcome to NigerianEye.com's live coverage of the 2018 Governorship elections in Osun state.

The collation of results at the Independent National Electoral Commission Secretariat in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.


BREAKING: Osun state election declared inconclusive,  rerun election is slated for Thursday, September 17
The returning officer has declared the election inconclusive, saying there is no clear winner due to the slim margin between Ademola Adeleke and Gboyega Oyetola.

PDP has 254,698 votes while APC has 254, 345. The difference between both parties is 353 votes.


(Please refresh page for new updates)



2:33 PM - The rerun election is slated for Thursday, September 17, at the affected seven polling units were elections were cancelled.

We say a big thank you to all our readers, again we continue on Thursday. Goodbye.
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2:25 PM - PDP supporters, in the rain, protesting the inconclusive poll.





1:51 PM - BREAKING: Osun state election declared inconclusive

The returning officer has declared the election inconclusive, saying there is no clear winner due to the slim margin between Ademola Adeleke and Gboyega Oyetola.

PDP has 254,698 votes while APC has 254, 345. The difference between both parties is 353 votes.

What are your thoughts? Kindly share with us below...

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1:45 PM - Finally, The collation of result has continued after a break of over two hours

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12:25 PM - (VIDEO) : The INEC Officer who tore election results, Alao Mutiu Kolawole has confessed, revealing that he was instructed by his electoral Officer, Mrs Aderinoye to carry out the act
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Video Credits - Naij
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11:43 AM - Keep your tabs on NigerianEye, and keep refreshing this page for fresh updates as we await Afolabi Atanda, the returning officer, who will make the final announcement anytime from now.
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11:10 AM - Iyiola Omisore's SDP polled 128,049 votes and will surely finish in 3rd position
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10:40 AM - From the summation of the results, PDP has 254,698 votes while APC has 254, 345. The difference between both parties is 353 votes.
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10:57 AM - Salawu Kolawole, a state electoral officer, was allegedly caught destroying result sheets in Osogbo.
And according to PDP...


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10:27 AM - All the returning officers from the local government areas have presented their results and final collation is ongoing
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10:25 AM - According to the returning officer, votes from Ward 5, Unit 17 in Osogbo was cancelled because the presiding officers absconded with ballot boxes.
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10:20 AM - Osogbo Local Government

ADC- 413
ADP- 2478
APC- 23379 (Winner)
PDP- 14499
SDP- 10188

Number of registered voters: 129853
Accredited voters: 56019
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 52499
REJECTED VOTE: 2901
VOTE CAST: 55400
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10:10 AM - Iwo Local Government

ADC- 1164
ADP- 16425 (Winner)
APC- 7644
PDP- 6122
SDP- 4153

Number of registered voters: 78120
Accredited voters: 39790
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 37319
REJECTED VOTE: 2290
VOTE CAST: 39609
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10:05 AM - Ife East Local Government

ADC- 237
ADP- 509
APC- 8925
PDP- 6608
SDP - 17643 (Winner)

TOTAL VALID VOTES: 35656
REJECTED VOTE: 1893
VOTE CAST: 37549
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10:00 AM - This is how the two front runners stand with 4 LGs to go
APC: 204,348
PDP: 213, 621
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09:35 AM - Ife South Local Government

ADP:561
ADC:136
APC:7223 (Winner)
PDP: 4872
SDP: 6151

Total valid votes = 19,998
Rejected votes=1,399
Total votes cast = 21,397
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09:25 AM - Olaoluwa Local Government

ADC- 1408
ADP- 2194
APC- 5025 (Winner)
PDP- 4026
SDP- 2104

Number of registered voters: 30786
Accredited voters: 16300
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 15360
REJECTED VOTE: 920
VOTE CAST: 16280

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09:12 AM - Ọlọ́rundá Local Government

ADC 335
ADP 1409
APC 16,254 (Winner)
PDP 9850
SDP 7061

Number of registered voters: 90110
Accredited voters: 40524
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 35990
REJECTED VOTE: 2309
VOTE CAST: 38299
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08:56 AM - Irewole Local Government

ADC: 249
ADP: 1915
APC: 10049
PDP: 13848 (Winner)
SDP: 1142

TOTAL VALID VOTES : 28267
REJECTED VOTES: 2502
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 30769
No of registered voters : 61977
No of accredited voters: 30898
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08:38 AM - Ife Central Local Government
ADC – 194
ADP -1,053
APC – 6,957
PDP – 3,200
SDP – 20,494 (Winner)

* Registered Voters – 106,309
* Accredited Voters – 35,588
* Total valid votes – 33,304
* Rejected votes – 2,144
* Total votes cast – 35,448
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08:30 AM - We were cheated by 1000 votes in Ayedaade Local Govt - PDP

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08:25 AM - Egbedore Local Government

ADC:119
ADP:636
APC:7354 (Winner)
PDP: 7231
SDP: 3367

Number of Registered Voters: 42145
Number of Accredited Voters: 20464
Total Valid Votes: 19193
Rejected Votes: 1144
Total Votes Cast: 20337
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08:15 AM - Ejigbo Local Government

ADC 258
ADP 592
APC 14,779 (Winner)
PDP 11,116
SDP 4803

Total Valid Votes: 32,787
Rejected Votes: 2,109
Total Votes Cast: 34,896

Registered Voters: 63,652
Accredited Voters: 35,061

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08:04 AM - Ife North Local Government

ADC: 94
ADP: 745
APC: 6527 (Winner)
PDP: 5486
SDP: 5158

Total Registered Voters: 52684
Total Accredited Voters; 20549
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 18846
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 1674
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 20520
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07:45 AM - Ayedire Local Government
ADC: 144
ADP: 1642
APC: 5474 (Winner)
PDP: 5133
SDP: 2396

Total Registered Voters: 32242
Total Accredited Voters; 16307
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 15240
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 1024
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 16264
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07:30 AM - Ifelodun Local Government

ADC 236
ADP 2834
APC: 9882
PDP: 12269 (Winner)
SDP: 1970

Total Registered Voters: 68872
Total Accredited Voters; 30894
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 28157
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 2474
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 30631
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07:20 AM - Ede North Local Government

ADC : 89
ADP :758
APC: 7025
PDP: 18745 (Winner)
SDP: 1380

Total Registered Voters: 59676
Total Accredited Voters; 30395

TOTAL VALID VOTES- 28672
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 1631
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 30303
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07:04 AM - Atakumosa East Local Government

ADC: 60
ADP : 629
APC : 7073 (Winner)
PDP : 5218
SDP: 2140

Total Registered Voters: 35627
Total Accredited Voters; 17086
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06:54 AM - AYEDAADE Local Government 

ADC :145
ADP : 1645
APC : 10,861 (Winner)
PDP : 10,836
SDP: 2967

Total Registered Voters: 60177
Total Accredited Voters; 29267
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 26571
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 2492
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 29063
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06:34 AM - Odo Otin Local Government

ADC: 1034
ADP: 1112
APC: 9996 (Winner)
PDP: 9879
SDP: 2941

Total Registered Voters: 57663
Total Accredited Voters; 27051
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 25654
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 1369
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 27023
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06:22 AM - Isokan Local Government

ADP: 682
APC: 7297
PDP: 9048 (Winner)
SDP: 3460

Total Registered Voters: 45903
Total Accredited Voters; 23314
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 21723
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 1519
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 23242
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06:15 AM - Ila Local Government

ADC : 96
ADP: 183
APC: 8403 (Winner)
PDP: 8241
SDP: 3134

Total Registered Voters: 39,188
Total Accredited Voters; 21,124
TOTAL VALID VOTES- 20,531
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES – 847
TOTAL VOTES CAST- 21,378
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06:07 AM - Irepodun Local Government
ADC: 158
ADP: 2,564
APC: 6,517
PDP: 8058 (Winner)
SDP: 4856

TOTAL VALID VOTES 22,859
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1,410
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 24,269

TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS: 46,558
TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCREDITED VOTERS: 24,307
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05:56 AM - PDP in clear lead after 10 local governments

With the results announced in 10 LGAs, PDP's Adeleke is leading with a margin of 13,712 votes. While he secured 81,413 votes, Oyetola, his APC rival, trailed with 67,701 votes
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05:51 AM - Oriade Local Government

ADC: 109
ADP: 1224
APC: 9778
PDP: 10109 (Winner)
SDP: 2265

TOTAL VALID VOTES: 24380
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1186
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 25566
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 54921
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS: 25697
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05:41 AM - Ilesha West Local Government

PDP: 8286 (Winner)
APC: 7251
SDP: 2408
ADP: 2363
ADC: 127

TOTAL VALID VOTES : 21,220
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1,861
TOTAL VOTES CAST . 23,081
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 60,600
TOTAL ACCREDITED VOTERS :32,569
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05:12AM - Ilesa East Local Government

ADC 188
ADP 1275
APC 9790 (Winner)
PDP 8244
SDP 3720

Total Number of Registered Voters: 65745
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 26194
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 23990
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 2081
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 26071
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04:52AM - Obokun Local Government

ADC: 106
ADP: 663
APC: 7229
PDP: 10859 (Winner)
SDP: 1907

Total Number of Registered Voters: 45959
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 22617

TOTAL VALID VOTES: 21453
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES: 1164
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 22617

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04:46 AM - BORIPE LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ADC – 137
ADP – 1137
APC – 11, 655 (Winner)
PDP – 6, 892
SDP – 2730
Total Registered Voters – 57, 397
Accredited: 25, 045
Parties Total Votes:

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04:40 AM - Results for Ifedayo, Atakumosa and Boluwaduro

Ifedayo West Local Government Area
APC 3182
PDP 3374 (Winner)
SDP 1377

Atakumosa West Local Government Area
APC 5019
PDP 5401 (Winner)
SDP 1570
ADP 718

Boluwaduro Local Government Area
APC 3843 (Winner)
PDP 3779
SDP 1776
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04:38AM - Orolu Local Government Area
ADC: 79
ADP: 388
APC: 5442
PDP: 7776 (Winner)
SDP: 2043

Total Number of Registered Voters: 31,904
Total Number of of Accredited Voters: 17,485
TOTAL VALID VOTES:16,157
TOTAL REJECTED VOTES :1,260
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 17,417
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04:33AM - Ede South Local Government
ADC: 83
ADP: 357
APC: 4512
PDP: 16693 (Winner)
SDP: 855

Total Valid Votes: 23,136
Total Rejected Votes: 1,605
Total Votes Cast: 24,741
Number Of Registered Voters: 46,887
Number of Accredited Voters: 24,888

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04:00 AM - Good morning to our loyal readers. Welcome to the official announcement of results from local governments 

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00:29 AM - Adeleke accuses APC, Aregbesola of attempting to manipulate Osun gov election
The Osun State Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ademola Adeleke has accused the All Progressive Congress and the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola of activating mechanism to manipulate the governorship election result.
The Director of Media and Publicity, Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr. Olawale Rasheed in a statement on Saturday particularly accused the governor and APC of trying to tamper with the result of Osogbo.
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00:09 AM - Ede South LG, Ward 4 unit 10
PDP = 554
APC = 79
SDP = 34

Ileogbo Ward 1 ; LKC Unit 1
APC= 68,
PDP = 62,
ADP = 12,
SDP= 64,

Ileogbo Ward 1 LKC Unit 2
APC = 54
PDP = 56
ADP = 8
SDP = 45
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10:09 PM - Unit 007 Ilesa West
PDP 48,
APC 29
SDP 27
ADP 7
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9:59 PM - More results 

Egbedore ward 10, unit 6
APC: 184
PDP: 331
SDP: 266

Egbedore ward 10 Isale OSUN Ofatedo unit 5
APC: 235
PDP: 239
SDP: 121

Ward 10, unit 7, Oja Oba Ofatedo,
APC 176
PDP 214
SDP 140

Unit 6, ward 4, Ejigbo LGA
APC: 155
PDP: 88
SDP: 24
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9:39 PM - Don’t Tamper with Our Winning Results – Adeleke Campaigns
Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation has warned against the manipulation of the results of the governorship polls,affirming that the will of the people must be respected.

As results are being collated across the state, we demand utmost fair play and transparency from the electoral body.We are watching and monitoring closely. Under no circumstance should the collation process be manipulated.

Our agents and leaders are on their toes armed with relevant results and forms.The will of the people must be respected.We task INEC and security agencies to obey the directive of President Muhammad Buhari who had ordered that the Osun electoral process should never be manipulated by federal or any related agencies.

We call on local and international observers to take note of the ongoing process and assist the people of Osun state to realise the supremacy of their electoral will.

Our people should also be ever vigilant to protect their votes and their aspirations for better life.

Signed
Olawale Rasheed ,
Director of Media & Publicity, Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation.
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9:39 PM - Party agents refuse to pay voters after losing election
Some APC and PDP party agents refused to pay voters who had voted for their candidates during the Osun governorship election.

The voters lamented that the agents ran away after discovering that their parties had lost the elections after votes were counted.

They said the agents promised to withdraw money at the ATM cash points but did not return to pay them.
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7:37 PM - Collation ongoing into the night. The exercise has been concluded in some parts of the state
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7:29 PM - Live Results

Unit 05, ward 05, Salvation Army School, Osogbo, APC: 143 PDP: 132 SDP: 98
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7:18 PM - Live Results

Ife North LG, Ward 8. Dispensary Centre, Moro
APC 68
SDP 62
PDP 43
ADP 2
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6:28 PM - Live Results

Oluponna 1, Town hall 2, Unit 005
PDP: 91
APC: 76
SDP: 38
ADP: 42
ADC: 42

Ola oluwa LG, Ogbagba ward 4, unit 3
SDP 26
PDP 45
ADC 137
APC 101
ADP 5


Ola Oluwa LG, Ogbagba ward 4,004
ADC 79
APC 47
PDP 72
SDP 28
ADP 7
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5:10 PM - At Iremo ward 5 unit 008, people are still casting their votes


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5:08 PM - UNIT 2 POINT A WARD 1 IRAGBIJI

ADP 9
APA 2
SDP 3
NCP 1
DPP 01
ADC 1
PDP 45
APC 128
Void 13

UNIT 2 Ward 2, IRAGBIJI OJA-OBA

APC 259
SDP 15
PDP 58
ADC 1
ADP 17

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5:05 PM - ANOTHER VOTE-BUYING CULPRIT


Wasiu Adeagbo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been arrested by the Police for allegedly buying votes.

He was arrested at Ward 8, Unit 9, Fiwasaye Area of Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
The sum of N116,000 was found on him.
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4:45 PM -'Result from Osun Bukola Junction Ward 09, PU 10

APC - 192
PDP - 109
SDP - 227


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4:19 PM - APC's Oyetola has been declared winner at his polling unit, Oloti unit 2, ward 1, Iragbiji in Boripe local government area. He polled 351 votes, Ademola Ayeleke , his closest rival, scored 134 votes.
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4:12 PM -  OSOGBO UNIT 12B WARD Units 12 B

APC 87
PDP 45
SDP 27
ADC 1
ADP 10

OSOGBO UNIT 12A WARD

APC 78
PDP 48
SDP 17
ADP 17
ADC 1
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4:07 PM - MORE RESULTS TRICKLE IN

UNIT 2A WARD 1, BORIPE, IRAGBIJI LGA
SDP 3
ADC 1
APA 2
ADP 9
PDP 45

ORIADE LGA UNIT 8 WARD 11, ILOKO
APC 85
PDP 56
SDP 15
ADP 9
Void 6

Ife Central LGA, Frontage in Abarakata, Unit 10
APC 16
PDP 10
SDP 43
ADC 1
ADP 1

Ife Central LGA Frontage in Abarakata, Unit 007
APC 48
PDP 25
SDP 76
ADC 4
ADP 4
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3:54 PM - Result from Ede North Ward 2 Unit 6


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3:49 PM - Electoral officials have started announcing results in some polling units but the final result will be announced at INEC head office in the state

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3:43 PM - Jubilation as PDP's Adeleke wins ward

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3:40 PM - Voting over at two voting points in Unit 4 (4A & 4E), Owode-Ede, Ede North LGA.

Counting shall begin soon, some political thugs have been causing uproars and being cautioned by security agents in the premises
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3:35 PM - RESULT OF ADELEKE'S WARD

PDP 154
APC 35
SDP 2
ADP 2
PPA 1
Void 8
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3:32 PM - #VoteBuying: Irepodun LG, ward 09 unit. 005. The woman with a book in the picture allegedly writing the names of those who voted for APC.


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3:24 PM - The atmosphere is currently tense at Akarabata, Ife Central LGA of Osun State, as the agent of SDP, Mr. Joseph Adejoriju, is accusing some INEC officials of bias in the sorting of votes
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3:15 PM - INEC ad-hoc staff crossing and stamping unused ballot papers at unit 2B, ward 1, Iragbiji\

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3:07 PM - Some suspected armed thugs on Saturday invaded a polling unit in Orolu Local Government Area. The thugs shot indiscriminately while people fled in different directions.

It could not be ascertained whether anybody was killed or injured during the shooting and the ensuing pandemonium.
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2:49 PM - The governorship candidate or the Respiration Party of Nigeria, Mrs Mercy Ayodele, has described the Saturday election as peaceful .
He, however, said that despite the effort to stop vote buying, there is still buying of vote secretly here. They gave voters N2000 secretly and made them to swear an oath with iron."
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2:39 PM - Ballot counting commences at Unit 3, Ward 9, Ibokun road, Osogbo
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2:37 PM - At Ede north ward 2, unit 9 voting has ended. PDP's Ademola Adeleke voted here.
INEC officials have started counting votes


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2:29 PM - At Owode village 2, ward 30, PU 09, voting still ongoing. Only one card reader is working here.

Rhoda, a voter, says she has been on the queue since 11am but she is determined to vote
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2:19 PM - It's past 2:00PM, but voting is still going at Owode village 2, ward 30, PU 09



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2:12 PM -The police have reportedly arrested 10 impersonators at Olorunda Ward 11 Units 1,2,4,5 who attempted to vote with PVCs that are not theirs.
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2:05 PM - Residents at Ede South, Unit 1 Ward 3, Ojularede, refused to leave the polling unit even after casting their votes.


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1:55 PM - The candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the Osun State governorship election, Fatai Akinbade, has said that the conduct of the ongoing election in the state has so far been credible.
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1:49 PM - At Ilesha west local government, Moroko Ward 9 PU 6, vote counting has started.
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1:44 PM - One of the malfunctioning card readers at Unit 005, Ward 6, Igbajo,


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1:14 PM - 80-year-old Bilikisu Ogunronke, at Ward 3, Unit 1, Ogbaagba, Iwo

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1:11 PM - VOTE BUYING!
Police arrested two suspects for allegedly inducing voters Iwo LGA. The sum of N604,000 was reportedly found on them



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1:01 PM - Olagunsoye Oyinlola, a former governor of the state, voted at unit 3, ward 1, Okuku, Odo Otin local government area

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12:57 PM - Swear with a Quran, take N1000

Mansur, a voter at Obada ward 1, unit 1, in Ede South, said party agents take voters to a corner to swear with a Quran if indeed they voted for their candidate. Thereafter, they are handed N1,000 naira
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12:49 PM - Meanwhile, Governor Aregbesola voted in Ilesa around 11.45 am
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12:48 PM - Social Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Sen Iyiola Omisore voting


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12:38 PM - CARD READER CHALLENGE

At Unit 1, Ward 7, Boripe Local Government, citizens are waiting to vote. The party agents of PDP and ANRP are complaining that the card readers are not picking the thumb of voters once and that voters have to recapture so many times before they are finally cleared.


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12:34 PM - The president of the rights groups, Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, who was in Ile -Ife as an election observer said her team witnessed the arrest of fake INEC official in Otan Ayegbaju by security men.
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12:28 PM - According to reports, some parties have been giving out money to voters in Asunmk ward , Unit 1 of Talafia area, Ede.

An APC agent claimed to have some money with him to be distributed to those who voted

for the party
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12:21 PM - At St Georges School, Ofatedo, Egbedore ward 10, card readers not showing faces of voters who transferred their PVCs from other units
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12:16 PM - A PDP agent has been arrested for alleged vote-buying at ward 1, unit 1, Obada Ede local government area
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12:12 PM - At Ede North ward 1,unit 8, party agents asked voters to swear that they voted their candidates before collecting money


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12:09 PM - 'Vote buying by political parties'

An APC party agent who preferred to be anonymous confided with our reporter that almost all the parties were involved in vote buying in Ede.
He told our correspondent that the ADP in a door-to-door 'evangelism' distributed between N1,000 and N2,000 last night while the PDP and the APC gave out their cash this morning.

Like the ADP, the PDP and the APC have been giving out money to voters in Asunmo ward, Unit 1, Talafia area, Ede.

He said, "As a party agent, I have over N100,000 with me and I will give it out to those that vote for the APC."
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11:59 AM - Local Observers and journalists arriving the Sagba Abegunde family house of Senator Ademola Adeleke, PDP Governorship Candidate, in Ede LGA, planning to get his reaction


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11:56 AM -  Voters struggling for puff puff at a polling unit in Iragbiji



11:47 AM - I’ve laboured so hard, I’m going to win, says Oyetola
The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Osun State governorship election, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, said he believed he would win because he had laboured so hard.
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11:37 AM - Social Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate, Sen Iyiola Omisore, takes selfie with voters before casting his own vote.

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11:30 AM - A minor fight was observed between an APC and PDP party agent at Ward 2, Pu 7 in Ejigbo shopping plaza.

It was learnt that the misunderstanding was caused by a woman whose name appeared twice in the voters’ register.

However, security operatives in the centre settled the misunderstanding and promised to sort out the issue.

11:20 AM - Omisore arrives at PU 3, Ward 1, Ife East LGA to cast his vote.
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11:14 AM - A fresh allegation by the PDP  suggest that at Units 3 and 6 of Ifelodun LG, the card readers have not been able to clear a single voter and calls through the electoral official the LG aren't going through.
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11:10 AM - At Oluponna 1 unit 4 and 5, votes are being bought publicly. The security officers reportedly witnessed this without doing anything about it, according to TMG
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11:00 AM - NigerianEye correspondents can confirm that a PDP party agent has been whisked away by security agent in the Obada Area of Ede while he was attempting to distribute money to the voters.
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10:48 AM - The candidate of the African Democratic Congress in the Osun governorship election, Fatai Akingbade, voted at 10.35am at Ward 3, Unit 123, Ogbagba,, Ola-Oluwa LGA
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10:44AM - A security operative of the NSCDC who preferred to be anonymous complained that the much publicised allowance of N50,000 due to them has been slashed to N15,000 by INEC.
He said, "The original plan was that we were supposed to be given between N50,000 and N150,000, depending on our level. But as things stands now, some got N15,000, some N8,000 while some got N4,500," he said.
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10:38 AM - The governorship candidate of the Providence People's Congress, Prof Ife Adewumi, has said he has no complaint about the election yet. He said although it was too early to conclude that the election was satisfactory, he has no reason to complain yet.

10:28 AM - APC's Gboyega Oyetola and wife have just voted



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10:08 AM - PDP's Ademola Adeleke addressing journalists after casting his vote



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10:05 AM - Voting is in session at St. Anthony Primary school, PU 001, Ward 01, Oba Ojomu registration area of Odò Otin Local Government Area. Voting is going on peacefully in an orderly manner but it seems some vote buying is ongoing in connivance with security officials. An unidentified man, tall, dark with a native attire walked up to this observer and whispered in my ears, in Yoruba saying “Ẹ̀gbọ́n, kò sì wàhálà, a má settle yín (There is no problem here, we will give you some money).” He said unnamed persons have gone to bring another round of cash.

9:45 AM - Ward 3, Unit 8A and B, Irewole LGA.

Voting in progress.

However, the PO complained that the card reader is slow.

This could lead to a long queue.
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9:35 AM Ward 05, PU 007, Ataoja E, Odofin Peter Ajibola, Osogbo LG, an SDP agent was seen distributing puff puff to people on the queue. Not everyone collected it though.
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9:25 AM -  Large turnout of voters at Post Office, Gidigbo II, Ward 12.,Iwo Local Government.The polling unit of the ADP candidate, Moshood Adeoti. He is not here yet but voting is going on without hitch and there is no reported issue with the card readers. DSS officials and armed police officer are at the entrance of the polling unit.

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the ongoing Osun election, Ademola Adeleke, has expressed concern over the functionality of card readers in the process.

He raised this concern after casting his vote at Polling Unit 9, Ward 2, Ede North Local Government on Saturday.

Mr Adeleke voted some minutes after 8a.m.

Speaking with journalists after exercising his right, he asserted his optimism at victory while raising concern over the card readers.

He said, “I hope the card readers work because it took process before the card reader started working. So far so good, it’s been peaceful.

“We’ll have a fair election. I’m very optimistic that I’m going to win this election.”

Responding to questions on accusations against him before election, Mr Adeleke said such moves by his opponent were borne out of fear.

“All allegations levelled against me is (are) false. It’s all lies.

They tried to make sure that I do not stand this election. I’m qualified, I have all it takes. They are afraid of me because they know that in a free and fair election, I’m going win. And by the special grace of God, that’s what’s going to happen. I’m going to win.”

9:11 AM - At PU 12, Isedo 1, the polling station of the APC leader, Bisi Akande, the voting exercise is going on peacefully.




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9:08 AM - voting going on steadily at Ward 7 PU 12, Iwo LG, as the card reader is working well and registered voters are voting in succession.
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9:04 AM - 

PU 008, Ward 02, Ipetu-Ile, Surajudeen Primary School, Obokun LG, voters on the queue to exercise their franchise. The LG chairman of Obokun LG, Barrister Joke will be voting here.
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8:59 AM -  Ara 2/ward 3/Obada village/Egbedore LG, election materials,and INEC officials are yet to get to their polling units (PUs). They complained about the bad roads, so they are planning to go by biketo the PUs.
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8:55 AM -  AUD primary school, Ward 6, Polling unit 6, Orolu L.G. Olufon area. Elderly men and women are given due preference to vote before others.
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8:53 AM - voting already going on in PU1, Ward6 Ororuwo, Boripe LG
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8:49 AM - Ola-Oluwa: At Iwo-Oke II. After ten minutes of repeated attempts, the card reader fails to verify first two voters. The presiding officer is making phone calls, seeking assistance, ostensibly from the INEC office
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8:48 AM - Ward 5, Unit 9, Irewole LGA. Voting queue is moving very slowly.
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8:45 AM - At polling unit 10, voting point 1, Balogun Imole Ikirun , Ifelodun local government, voters, party agents and security officials are having a serious disagreement on how elderly ones should vote: whether they should be assisted by their relatives or no.

Ola-Oluwa LG: At 8:38 AM. Iwo-Oke II. Now, the card verification is successful, but not the fingerprint authentication. The officials are debating what to do.
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8:39 AM - voting has commenced at PU 003, St. Mary primary school, Igbaye, RA 03, Odò Otin with presiding officer instructing voters not to come with smart phones when they are about to vote. There are 608 registered voters on the list. There are 3 policemen, 1 NSCDC officer, and one immigration officer at the election scene.
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8:29 AM -  At Balogun Imole polling unit, Ikirun, Ifelodun local government, The PO is explaining to voters how to vote after the commencement of voting.

At PU 003– Baptist PRY School, Oke Ila. Ward 05- OBAALE, Ifedayo local government. A group of police officers trooped in with their guns openly handled.

The officer leading the troop sternly warns the INEC officers and security officers around not to allow anybody to show his/her votes to anybody. And they should never allow vote buying.
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8:25 AM - PU 002,RA 5 (Ataoja E) LGA 30( OSOGBO), Osogbo grammar school, election commences and it was attested by the PO that there are 946 registered voters.

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8:22AM - At 8:22, Ede South, Ward 4, Alajue1/2. Voting in progress. Preference is also being given to the elderly
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8:18AM - PU6, Ward 2, Osolo Hall, Oja Oba, Boripe LG, electorates seen checking their names. A Corps member, Idris, said there are 748 electorates expected to vote at the two voting points at the unit. There are 7 police officers presently on duty at the unit.
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8:08AM - Ward 5, Unit 9, Irewole LGA, party agents were bent on ensuring that all the code of conduct were well spelt out.

One even warned the APO (Assistant presiding officer) who is about to commence the process to stop and let everyone be informed of the number of materials deployed.

The authentication process commenced at 8:12am

The APO operating the machine could not get hold of its operations until the PO came to the rescue.
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8:05AM - disagreement among voters as a man jumped the queue at Ward 6, Unit 1, Ororuwo, Boripe LG

Ola-Oluwa LG: At 8:40AM. Iwo-Oke II. Voters are getting impatient and threatening to leave. Voting yet to commence.
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8:00AM - 1,246,915 voters are expected to troop to the polling booths in Osun State today to elect the successor of the incumbent governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.


The votes will be shared among 48 candidates of different parties standing for the election. Of the 48 candidates, however, only five are regarded as major contenders. The five include Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Moshood Adeoti of the African Democratic Party (ADP), Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Fatai Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress (ADC)




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