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Elections: Voting Commences in South West Amidst Tight Security


There was tight security across many South West states on Saturday as voters trooped out to exercise their franchise, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

In Ibadan, A NAN Correspondent who went round the metropolis around 7:30 a.m. reports that security presence were noticed at various junctions to forestall possible breakdown of law and order.

As at 7:30 a.m., security personnel were  seen around Mokola, Sabo, Oke-Bola, Oke-Ado, Challenge areas of Ibadan, performing stop and search operations to curtail  unnecessary vehicular movement.

NAN reports that some residents were noticed loitering around the various junctions possibly awaiting arrival of voting materials.

As at 7:20 a.m. at Ward 9 at Ajeigbe Bus stop on Ring Road, officials of INEC and electoral materials were yet to arrive.

Some voters were seen waiting in groups and discussing while awaiting the arrival of the INEC officials.

Most of the voters waiting  were elderly people between the ages of 50 and 70 and mostly men.

Also on ground were some party agents to monitor the elections.

As at 6:12 a.m., movement of voting materials to various polling units in ward 4, Ibadan North LGA, was ongoing at Methodist N5 Basic School, besides NTA, Agodi, Ibadan, being used as Registration Area Centre(RAC).


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