The candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) party, Mudashiru Husain, and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Ademola Adeleke, in the Osun West Senatorial District by-election have expressed the hope of winning the election.
TVC News Correspondent Ibrahim Alege who monitored the electoral process in Ede north, Ede south, Ayeddade, Irewole and Isokan local government areas reports that voters came out as early as 8 A.M.in the morning.
So far, encouraging turnout is being witnessed at most voting centers while the vehicular movement has been restricted.
He added that the serial numbers on the ballot boxes do not tally with those on records and were provided by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
But at unit 1, ward 3, Ejigbo local government where Hussain voted, APC had 152, while PDP trailed with 148, making a difference of four.
He commended both the INEC and voters for their maturity, saying that "if elections are conducted like this it means democracy has reached an advanced level".
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"As you can see, it rained this morning before the voting commenced".
NAIJ.com had reported that the younger brother of late Isiaka Adeleke, Demola, emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the Osun West Senatorial District bye-election.
"This is a signal to the fact that I will carry the day".
Former Minister for Youth Development, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, advised the INEC to sustain credibility and standard set up by the last administration.
Some voters waiting to cast their votes were allegedly matcheted and injured. He said the suspects were undergoing interrogation.