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LIVE UPDATE: Candidates, Electorate Await Results In Osun Governorship Poll

 

Welcome to our live page for the Osun State governorship election.

Kindly refresh this page for the latest updates, and you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more events as they unfold.

Data from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) suggest that Osun has a total of 1,955,657 registered voters.

The election is taking in 3,763 polling units across 332 registration areas in 30 local government areas of the state.

Osun State also has three senatorial districts, nine federal constituencies, and 23 state constituencies.

Although there are 15 political parties in the state, 15 of them are represented in the contest for the next governor of the state.

Scroll down for the latest updates on the election . . .


Saturday, July 16, 2022.


6:09 pm: An update from INEC at this time shows a gentleman living with albinism using a magnifying glass to search for his name on the register of voters before voting at Polling Unit 14, Ward 7 in Ede North LGA.


4:58 pm: These photos by Channels TV’s Sodiq Adelakun capture the sorting and counting of votes at a polling unit in Osogbo.

An INEC staff at a polling unit more
This photo shows some INEC ad hoc officials arriving at a polling unit in Osogbo.more

3:50 pm: The EFCC has arrested at least three suspects over allegations of vote-buying in the election.

It said the suspects who were captured allegedly trading votes for cash were apprehended through actionable intelligence and digital means.

Some of the suspects were arrested around Ward 2 Unit 2, Ifelodun Street at Isale-Osun in Osogbo.


Quick tweets


2:56 pm: Sorting and counting of votes have commenced in some polling units in Boripe LGA.

Voting has since ended at Ward 2 Unit 7 and the ballots are being counted.


2:45 pm: Sorting and counting are underway at Ward 5, Unit 5 in Osogbo.


1:11 pm: Adejumo Bolatito Adunni gets accredited before voting at Unit 001, St Luke’s Primary School, RA 09 Obalufon in Ayedaade LGA.


12:48 pm: 50-year-old Oloyede Kazeem and a resident of Ede monitors the election via radio.


12:06 pm: A resident with a disability undergoes the facial recognition process with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) at Polling Unit 001, Ikire A, in Irewole LGA.


11:32 am: Governor Oyetola and his wife cast their vote at the Local Authority Primary School in Boripe LGA.


10:46 am: Governor Gboyega Oyetola and his wife have arrived at Polling Unit 2 Ward 1, Local Authority Primary School in Boripe LGA where they joined the queue to cast their votes.

The couple were welcomed by a cheering crowd of supporters, some of whom are on the queue waiting to also cast their votes.


10:20 am: Labour Party candidate, Lasun Yusuf, votes at about 10:20 am. He says Nigeria is in trouble if vote-buying mars the Osun governorship election.


VIDEO: The moment Senator Ademola Adeleke cast his vote at polling unit 9, Ward 2 in Ede North Local Government Area of the state.


9:20 am: The cubicle has been repositioned to suit the people’s preference at Unit 4 Ward 5, Ilobu in Irepodun LGA.


8:50 am: Voting is ongoing at Abogunde/Sagba Ward 2, Unit 9, Ede North LGA.


8:41 am: Police intervene in an argument between INEC ad hoc staff and voters who want the cubicle in a less conspicuous place at Unit 4 Ward 5, Ilobu in Irepodun LGA. But the presiding officer insists it is not a secret ballot.

 


Osun Election: PDP’s Adeleke Casts His Vote, Commends INEC

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke, has cast his vote in the ongoing Osun State governorship election.

He cast his ballot on Saturday morning at polling unit 9, Ward 2 in Ede North Local Government Area of the state. READ MORE…

PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke, casts his vote at polling unit 9, Ward 2 in Ede North on July 16, 2022. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun

8:16 am: Preparation is ongoing at Abogunde/Sagba Ward 2, Unit 9 Ede North where the PDP candidate, Ademola Adeleke, is expected to cast his vote.


7:51 am: Channels TV correspondent, Dare Idowu, gives an update on the exercise from the SDA Government Primary School, Ward 10, Unit 4, Ede South LGA.

 


7:30 am: INEC ad hoc staff set up for the election at Unit 10, Ward 4, Seventh Day Adventist Government School in Ede South local government Area of Osun State.

This photo taken on July 16, 2022, shows a corps member at one of the polling units in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more

7:15 am: Polling officials have just arrived and are setting up for the election at Unit 3 Ward 1, Ilobu in Irepodun LGA.

Party agents and some electorate also gathered early enough in anticipation to participate in the exercise.

Polling officials are seen at Unit 3 Ward 1, Ilobu in Irepodun LGA as residents prepare to vote in the governorship election in Osun State.

6:39 am: Early-morning arrangement at a Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Osogbo ahead of the deployment of sensitive materials to polling units.

Corps members paste the lists of voters expected at a polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in Osun State. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more
Officials prepare to move sensitive materials Registration Area Centre (RAC) in Osogbo as residents prepare to vote in the governorship election in Osun State.more

Quick stories for catch up

Police In Show Of Force Ahead Of Osun Governorship Election

Personnel of the Nigeria Police on Friday held a show of force exercise ahead of the Osun State governorship election.

The colourful display by the security operatives came barely 24 hours before the election to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). READ MORE

A photo taken on July 15, 2022 shows some of the policemen deployed on election duty in Osun State.more
File photo: A photo taken on July 15, 2022, shows some of the policemen deployed on election duty in Osun State. more
This photo taken on July 15, 2022, shows some policemen during a drill in Osogbo, the state capital. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more
A team of operatives of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the police are seen in a drill in Osogbo, the state capital. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more
A photo taken on July 15, 2022 shows policemen deployed for the Osun Governorship election during a drill in Osogbo, the state capital. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.more

Adequate Security Made, 21,000 Police Personnel Deployed – DIG Kokumo

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of policing for the Osun governorship election, Johnson Kokumo, has given the assurance that action has been taken to ensure a peaceful election.

He said this on Friday during an appearance on Politics Today where he also allayed fears about the activities of cultists in the state and provided information about police deployment in the state. READ MORE

Operatives of the Marine Police are seen on a boat deployed for the Osun Governorship election during a drill in Osogbo, the state capital. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.

You Must Stick To The Oath Of Neutrality, INEC Chairman Charges Officials

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has charged electoral officials to stick to the oath of neutrality while discharging their duties in the July 16 governorship election in Osun State.

INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu gave the charge in a statement signed on Friday, a few hours before the commencement of the poll where the people of the state will decide who will govern them for the next four years. READ MORE…

This photo taken on July 12, 2022, shows INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Chairman, giving an update on the commission’s preparation for the governorship election in the state.

INEC Begins Distribution Of Sensitive Materials

With the Osun governorship election barely 24 hours from now, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to all the 30 local government areas of the state.

INEC officials moved the materials amid tight security on Thursday night at the commission’s headquarters located along Gbongan/Osogbo road. READ MORE…

Election materials being loaded in a bus for distribution in Osun State.more
INEC officials begin the distribution of elector materials for Osun election.more
INEC begins the distribution of sensitive materials in Osun State on July 15, 2022.more

 

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