#Live Updates: Osun Governorship Election

02:27:Boripe APC 12723 PDP 9344

02:25: Odo Otin: APC: 11, 950 PDP:  12, 902

02:22:Ilesa West APC: 15, 427 PDP: 5449

02:19:Ilesa East APC 16106 PDP5913

02:15: Boluwaduro APC: 4891, PDP: 5035

02:10: Ifedayo APC  4225 PDP  3982

01:50:Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Bamitale Omole is Chief Returning Officer

01:07: Local Government collating officers confirming their results.

00:30: Candidate of the PDP,  Iyiola Omisore has petitioned the INEC over the Osun State gubernatorial election.

The petition titled: Protest on the August 9, gubernatorial election said candidate of the APC, Rauf Aregbesola flouted provisions of the Electoral Act 2010 by announcing results.

00:14:INEC officials to begin the announcement of results soon

23:20:Tight security as INEC begins collation of final results

20:17:Atiku urges Osun people to guard their votes jealously

20:15:APC has won in 23 LGAs, says Senator Babajide Omoworare

20:00: INEC commends Osun voters

19:37: Aregbesola in early lead,Osogbo erupt in jubilation

16:37: In Osogbo, counting has begun in some units like Unit 3 Ward 4. The counting has been transparent with the voters monitoring it.

16:30: In may wards in Osogbo, voting still ongoing at 4PM. In Unit 1 and 2 Ward w, more than 100 people were still waiting to vote

16:09: Collation of results commence

14:51: Aregbesola: “150 leaders, chieftains and supporters molested, brutalised and incarcerated, says Aregbe. Fed Govt and PDP want to stage a civilian coup. Osun under military siege”

14:15: The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the mass arrest and intimidation of its members in Osun on Saturday as the state’s governorship election continues, saying over 250 of its members have been arrested so far in Osun.

14:12:  Former APC Interim Chairman Chief Bisi Akande has described the handling of the poll by INEC as a disservice to democracy. He said this may be the worst election since 1966. He complained that accreditation was even flopped in some areas. He also flayed the arrest of the PDP leaders and supporters.

14:05PM: Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has urged voters to vote, wait at polling booths and defend their votes.
He condemned the arrest and detention of APC leaders across the local governments.

14:00: About five aides of the former governor of Osun State were picked just now by security operatives armed to teeth with one of them in a black mask. The man in mask is the one that is pointing to whom to be picked. They were all driven to an unknown destination.

13:55: Ward 4 Unit 1 Osogbo, voting is yet to commence, REC not happy. Voters complain Of electoral officers slowness. There are 518 accredited voters in unit 1 and 2 out of 1, 041.

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13:47:   Lai Mohammed: “We were being driven to the Government House when we were stopped at a military check point by men in military and DSS uniforms, all hooded and armed to the teeth with AK-47 assault rifles, pistols and other weapons. Since there was no curfew in Osun State and people were moving around freely, we felt it was a routine check.

13:26: LP candidate Fatai Akinbade on the queue to cast his vote at Ward 3 Unit 1 Ogbaagbaa , Ola-Oluwa LGA
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13:22: The two polling units at Oba-Laoye Grammar School, Ede, similarly recorded an impressive turnout of voters. The atmosphere at Ede North Local Government was also calm and peaceful. Voting commenced simultaneously in all the polling units at about 12: 30 pm.
13:20: At ward 10, units 5 (Isale Osun), 6 (Saint George) and 7 (Oke Osun), Offa-Tedo, enthusiastic voters patiently took their turns to cast their ballots in a quiet and orderly manner. Similarly, the voting process at polling unit 08, ward 7, Sabo Agbongbe 11, Ede, was went smoothly.
13:15: The former Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Adeleke, narrowly escaped assassins’ bullet on Friday in his home town Ede.
13: 03: Aregbesola: “They have been arresting, harassing and molesting our people for no just reason. The democracy is about making your choice freely without being hounded.”
13:01: Aregbesola voted at exactly 10.45am at Ifofin ward 8, unit 1 polling centre in Ilesa, the governor condemned the clampdown on chieftains and members of the APC across the state by security agents.
12: 58: Senator Omisore voted at Unit 13, Ile Ife.
12: 55: In Okinni towards Ilobu in Irepodun LG, suspected thugs invaded a polling booth and attempted to distrupt the accreditation process by shooting in the air. But men of the NSCDC same on hand to calm the situation.Also in Obokun ward 3, Boluwaduro Local government and Odo Otin, armed thugs stormed some polling booths but were repealed from causing mayhem by the NSCDC.
12:52: The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje has been touring the state said from Osogbo ,to Ilesa to Ife, accreditation has been smooth. He told The Nation ” we have seen people patiently waiting to start the voting process, the people understand the process and democracy is working”
12: 35: Voting has commenced in all the polling booths in Osogbo. According to the Commandant of the NSCDC, Engr. Felix Gbolade,  there has been calm despite initial reports of skirmishes” We are fine, we are still deploying our men as the situation demands,” Gbolade said. Also the state Director of Security, SSS Andrew Iorkyar said some polling booths have requested for additional security due to large turnout of voters.
12:30: PDP spokesperson, Prince Diran Odeyemi, said that one Adelani Owoeye,  PDP man in Ilahun, Obokun Local Government, was picked by the soldiers for complaining that different people were used by the APC.
The following APC leaders, party agents and members were arrested by suspected fake security operatives from Oba-Ile at 3am. Alhaji Tijani Oladosu (aka Tilad), Hon. John Abioye, Fagbemi Jacob, Fagbemi Segun, Amodu Isiaka, Aminu Adamo and Akinyemi Abioye. Some of the operatives are busy facial hairs while some wore face masks. Their whereabouts are unknown.
Culled from The NATION.

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