Calm, massive turn out in Owo
The ancient Owo town was peaceful, as voters turned out in large numbers, while security agents were on hand to maintain law and order. Policemen mounted roadblocks, as they stopped and searched the few vehicles on the roads.
Electoral officers arrived early at their various polling units and most of the card readers functioned properly. Voters also arrived early at the polling units and were orderly.
As early as 8am, long queues were seen in most of the polling units visited in the town.
The electoral officers were relaxed, as they attended to voters, while party agents and a combination of law enforcement agents, including police, civil defence and road safety, watched the exercise.
There was massive turnout of voters at Ijebu ward 5 unit 6, where the APC governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu voted.
Canopies were erected to provide shade for the teeming voters, who queued patiently to exercise their civic rights.
Report of card reader malfunctioning was minimal.
Akeredolu expressed satisfaction with the election, save for some areas, where the card readers were said to be malfunctioning.
He said: “this is Owo election and I don’t expect anything less. We will not allow miscreants to disrupt the peace being enjoyed here and we urge our supporters to remain calm.”
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