Makinde, wife cast votes in Ibadan
• Says Democracy Has Come To Stay In Nigeria
Oyo State Governor ‘Seyi Makinde and his wife, Tamunominini, yesterday, joined millions of Nigerian voters to cast their ballots.
While the governor voted at Ward 11, Unit 01, Abayomi Iwo-Road in Ibadan North East Local Council, his wife, Tamunominini, voted at Unit 08 Army, Barracks, Iwo Road, also in Ibadan North East Local Council of the state.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said Makinde arrived at the voting unit at 10.08 a.m. and cast his vote at about 10:15 a.m.
He had earlier been verified and accredited with the BVAS machine.
The governor appreciated the people of Oyo State for coming out in good number to exercise their civic rights.
He said that the process went smoothly while he voted.
He also described the voting process as “speedy and efficient,” while commending the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the improvement noticed in the process.
According to him, the accreditation process was impressive and the people conducted themselves orderly.
He urged those yet to cast their votes to be patient, adding that the process was going on seamlessly.
The governor said: “I appreciate the people of Oyo State for exercising their rights. The process is going fine so far, so good. The accreditation process is okay and the people are conducting themselves very well.
“So, I think democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.
“But I want to urge those who still want to cast their votes to be patient, as the process is ongoing and seamless. They should exercise their civic responsibilities.”