Election into the 33 local government areas in Oyo state commenced in earnest at 10.00am in many parts of the state after the early morning down pour in the state.
In Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government Area, a large turn-out of voters was observed at Unit 03, Ward 08 polling station, Isalu, while at Ward 11, Unit 001 and Unit 002 of Ibadan North East LG, accreditation and voting had started.
At 9:46 am, the PDP Chairmanship candidate in Iseyin Local Government, Mr Muftau Abilawon, cast his votes at Unit 03, Ward 08, Isalu.
Abilawon said that he was satisfied with the conduct of the election, adding that the turnout of electorate was also impressive.
In Ward 11, Units 18, 19, 20 and 21, Oluyole, Ibadan South West Local Government, there was no sign of voting taking place and no security personnel were present at the time of filing this report.
Only one elderly woman was seen at the place. The woman, Chief Nadia Adeyemi attributed the delay to the early downpour experienced in the state.
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“The electoral officers are still sorting materials at the OYSIEC office. So, very soon, they will come.
“This is a local government election, so things are done locally, “she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that men of the Nigerian police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the Oyo State Security Network, code named Amotekun, were stationed at strategic points in the Ibadan metropolis.
At Oje, area, Amotekun operatives were seen enforcing restriction order, apprehending commercial motorcyclists plying the roads.(NAN)