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PDP Leader Slumps, Dies during Accreditation in Ilesa


By Tunde Oyekola

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Saturday used some sniffer dogs in monitoring the state Assembly election in Osogbo, the state capital.

The state commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Tajudeen Balogun said the dogs had been trained to detect metal objects including arms and ammunition hidden in the body of would be voters who brought such to the polling units to disrupt the election.

Yesterday’s election witnessed low turnout of voters but the process was generally peaceful save for violence in Ilase, Obokun local council, where four persons were shot in political violence in the area.

In Ilesa, a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party {PDP} slumped and died as she was waiting to be accredited for the House of Assembly election held in the state.

The deceased, identified as Abiodun Ajirotutu, was the party chairman in ward 2, Ireti Ayo unit, in Ilesa west local council.

A total of 189 candidates from different parties contested to fill the 26 seats in the state’s House of Assembly.

The development caused confusion among PDP leaders in the area but some politicians still summoned courage to perform their civic responsibility.

Governor Rauf Aregbesola, his wife Sherifat and his mother voted at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 4, Ilesa West local council.

The Independent National Electoral Commission had an improvement as card readers which developed fault in many polling units in the country functioned well in most voting centres visited.

In Osogbo, the state capital and other major towns including Ilesa, Ikirun, Okuku, Ile–Ife, Ikire, Iwo, Ejigbo, Gbongan, Ode-Omu, Ila Orangun, Ikire, Ede, Ada, the election was generally orderly and peaceful.


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