Obasanjo keeps mum, Daniel, Osoba implore candidates to accept defeat
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, after voting, declined commenting on the election and other issues. Journalists accosted Obasanjo, who voted at 10.03, but unlike him, he simply said, “no comment”. All efforts to get him to speak did not yield result.
Also, former Ogun State governors, Olusegun Osoba and Gbenga Daniel appealed to candidates to be magnanimous in victory, while those defeated should accept it in good faith. Osoba noted that the security arrangement was responsible for the large turnout
Daniel, speaking after voting at Ward 12 Unit 7, Isote, Sagamu Local Government, appealed to candidates to promote peace, even if defeated.
Speaking after voting, Governor Ibikunle Amosun prayed that the process ends peacefully. He canvassed for the reduction of political parties to six, as 90 political parties is making the process cumbersome.
Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun commended voters for being peaceful, urging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be sincere and ensure that the process is democratic.
Allied Peoples Movement (APM), governorship candidate, Mr. Adekunle Akinlade, was alarmed over the presence of unauthorised military officers in Ipokia during the governorship election.
Akinlade said although the election started on time and was peaceful, there were armed military officers, who were intimidating people for nothing. “And their mission was not clear,” he said.
In most parts of Abeokuta, accreditation started on time. When The Guardian got to Obasanjo’s Polling Unit 22, Olusomi Compound at 8.08 am, accreditation had started, with voters turnout in all voting centres visited very impressive and orderly.