By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Akure South and North Federal Constituency in Ondo State on Saturday witnessed large turn out of voters for the bye election into the lower chamber of the National Assembly to fill the seat left by the demise of the last occupant, Hon. Adedayo Omolafe in 2021.
In all the units visited by Westernpost in the two local governments, people turned out in their large numbers to exercise their civic rights .
Election materials and other adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), arrived the venues early except in some few areas.
Those who spoke with Westernpost expressed satisfaction with the turn out.
Chairman of Akure South Local Government, Hon. Olaniyi Gbega said that, the process has been peaceful and calm.
Also, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the race, Mr Olumuyiwa Adu expressed satisfaction with the process so far, saying he wished it could be so till the end of the exercise.
Minister Of state for Niger Delta, Senator Tayo Alasoadura at Iju in Akure North did not hide his feelings over the conduct and conduct of the electorate during the election.
He said the exercise has been violent free so far based on his assessment and the turn out
At unit 004, ward 11 in Akure South Local Government materials and adhoc staff of INEC did not arrive on time as at 10.47am, when Westernpost got to the venue.
Abitogun Oluwarotimi said it was a big surprise to them when the voters were already on ground to cast their votes
An INEC official, who did not want his name mentioned said the little hitches witnessed were due to the inability of the Commission to pay the adhoc personnel but promised that it would be resolved.
Meanwhile, in Akure the city centre, major roads were deserted because of the election.