Abiodun commends voters on peaceful election, lauds INEC
Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has commended the people of the state for conducting themselves in an orderly manner during the governorship and state House of Assembly elections
Speaking after casting his vote at his Ita-Osanyin Ward 3, Unit 2, Iperu, in Ikenne Local Government Area, the governor also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring that voting materials are made available, while the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) are working very well.
“I am the governor as well as a candidate and what I have simply done is to come here like everybody else, presented my PVC, accredited and I cast my vote.
“From what I have seen here and hear from the 236 wards across the state, people have turned out enmass and are casting their votes. The whole process is going on relatively well.
“I want to appreciate the INEC though this election was postponed by a week. I hope they have been able to resolve the issues surrounding the voting and also been able to reprogramme the BVAS so that the election can go on smoothly.
“With what I have seen so far, the election is peaceful and until we get through the vote, I cannot really comment what would happen at the end,” the governor noted.
Fielding questions from newsmen, an Observer from Global Watch, detailed to monitor the election in Ogun State, Alhaji Mogagi Olaniyan, said the election was peaceful with impressive turn out of voters, adding that security arrangements were perfect.
Olaniyan said: “INEC has improved from the previous elections. INEC materials arrived early, the BVAS is working accordingly as there is no malfunctioning of BVAS. I gave kudos to the people and INEC.”