The counting of votes is ongoing in today’s By-election into Akure South/Akure North Federal Constituency in Ondo State as voting has ended
in most of the polling units.
The electoral officials arrived at the polling units early with election materials, leading to prompt accreditation of eligible voters with the bimodal voter accreditation system, bias.
According to the officials, the exercise was generally peaceful in almost all the polling units in the two local governments.
In some areas like Igbatoro, Ayede Ogbese, Oba Ile, Oke Aro, Isinkan, Ijomu, Obanla Odopetu, Oda, Iju/Itaogbolu among others.
Security personnel were seen to ensure that there was no breakdown of Law and Order even as residents turned out in a large number to cast their ballots.
Speaking after casting his vote, the Minister of State for Niger Delta, Senator Tayo Alasoadura however faulted the Bivas.
Senator Alasoadura who could not be immediately captured for accreditation with the Bivas machine lamented that such experience would slow down the voting process and might end up denying voters from performing their civic responsibility.