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Situation report from polling booths in wards and LGAs (LIVE UPDATES)

Osun Governorship Election: Situation report from polling booths in wards and LGAs (LIVE UPDATE)

Get live updates of the happenings from polling booths in the 30 local government areas in Osun state as voters choose who will be their Governor for the next four years.

You will get first hand information from Pulse correspondents on-ground and Situation Room - a Platform of Civil Society Organizations working on Elections, Good governance and other issues in Nigeria.
The candidates vying for Osun state's top job are: Fatai Akinbade of the Advanced Democratic Congress (ADC); Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party (ADP); Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); and Iyiola Omisore of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
2:22 pm: Sorting of votes has commenced across the State in most polling units.  Next will be collation and announcement
2:00 pm: Voting has ended in Osogbo, Ward 6 Units 01 and 009, Ward 12 Unit 11, and electorates are awaiting for 2.00pm official time to end the vote and commencement of votes counting.
At least an average of four male and female officers of the Police with military and paramilitary agents present at each polling unit in Odo Otin, Ifelodun, Irepodun and Osogbo LGAs.
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1:57 pm: Reports of 16 ballot boxes carted away by thugs in Orolu W9, PU 3,4,5,6,7,8. Orlu W8 PU 3, 2, 6 and Orolu W5 PU5, PU6
1: 42 pm L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 8 P.U :3 Good voter turnout Orderly voting process.
PU 007, ward 07, with two sub units Methodist Primary Sch Molete lll, Iwo LGA. As at 11:55, the electorates have voted, while INEC officials are still waiting for others to come out and cast their vote before counting commence by 2:00 pm.
1: 41 pm: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U :04 Card readers malfunctioning and displaying wrong data.
1: 40 pm: L.G.A: Ilesha East Ward: 9 P.U :002 General peaceful voting process.
L.G.A: Ilesha East Ward: 9 P.U :6 The last person the queue has voted.
1: 31 pm: L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 9 P.U :4 Elderly persons are experiencing problems with accreditation on the card readers.
1:28 pm: Egbedore LGA Ward 10 Unit 10. Issues of card reader bringing a different information from what's on the PVC. 17 cases reported here.
1: 22 pm L.G.A: Ede North Ward: 5 P.U :9 Reports of vote buying in a house of a politician opposite the polling unit.
L.G.A: Ilesa East Ward: 9 P.U :6 Orderly voting process.
L.G.A: Olorunda Ward: 7 P.U :5a & 5b Attempt to snatch ballot boxes by thugs. Security officials have arrested the thugs.
L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 5 P.U :002 Reported issues of vote buying.
L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 04 P.U :003 Reports of vote buying amongst political party agents.
1: 17pm L.G.A: Orolu Ward: 9 P.U :002 Attempt to snatch ballot boxes by thugs. Security officials have failed to curb the escalating violence.
1: 16 pm L.G.A: Orolu Ward: 9 P.U :4 Ballot box has been snatched by unidentified men.
1:14 pm: A case of vote buying reported in Ikire,  Ward 7, Unit 6, Irewole LG.
1:13 pm: Voting has ended in Osogbo, Ward 6 Units 01 and 009, Ward 12 Unit 11, and electorates are awaiting till 2.00pm official time to end voting and commencement of votes counting.
L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 1 P.U : 1,2,3 Issues of slow card readers, INEC provided immediate technical intervention. Priorities were given to elderly people.
L.G.A: Orolu Ward: 9 P.U :1, 3 and 5 Ballot boxes were snatched by unknown thugs in these polling units. The ballot box in unit 1 was immediately recovered. The ballot boxes in Units 3 and 5 are missing.
1: 12 pm: L.G.A: Oriade Ward: 10 P.U:1 Reports of open negotiation for vote buying.
1:11 pm: L.G.A: Ife East Ward: 13 P.U :1 There are still lots of people on the queue yet to vote due to large numbers of registered voters. INEC officials are attempting to stop more people from joining the queue
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12:55 pm: Ejigbo LG, Ward 1, PU 1 - Accreditation boycotted and slip no 000385734 - 000390728, books 50, Parcel 11, Singles 4995 are missing. Police officer attached to the PU had been bundled away, thugs roaming around planning to snatch ballot box
Orolu W8 PU3 - Ballot boxes reportedly stolen.
12:54 pm: Olorunda LG, W3, PU 7, Police men asking for money.
Isokan LG, W3, PU4 - Reported seizure of ballot papers. A man reportedly voting on behalf of people.
Oriade LG, W11, Unit 7 - Card reader stopped working.
Ilesha East, W8, PU5 - Card readers are not working perfectly.
Ilesha East, W8, PU4, PDP is leading.
Ife East, W4, PU 1 & 2 - Presence of thugs reported.
12:53 pm: PU: 006, Ward 3 Oke otun, Security operatives: 5, Party Agents: 9, Registered voters: 321. LGA: Boluwaduro Election is relatively peaceful.
12:46 pm: Atakumosa East LGA, Ward 2 Unit 4: Cultists wreaking havoc.
12: 45 pm L.G.A: Olaoluwa Ward: 003 P.U :003 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process. Very good voter turnout
12:37 pm Osun State Governor Aregbesola votes in Ilesa.
APC candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, Gov Aregbesola cast their votesplay
Gov Aregbesola casting his vote
 (Pulse/@Jude Egbas)
APC candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, Gov Aregbesola cast their votesplay
Gov Aregbesola casting his vote

 (Pulse/@Jude Egbas)
12:33 pm: L.G.A: Oriade Ward: 10 P.U :7 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
12: 31 pm L.G.A: Ilesa East Ward: 2 P.U :4 All voters on the queue have voted INEC officials are waiting for more persons to come and vote.
12: 22 pm L.G.A: Irepodun Ward: 9 P.U :006 All persons on the queue have voted and INEC officials are waiting for more voters.
12:16 pm: Controversies over missing names at Babasanya PU 08 RA 7 Ede South LGA.
L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 1 P.U :002 and 017 Reported cases of vote buying Party agents are standing too close to the ballot boxes.
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11:58 am These PDP agents were caught vote buying.  N640,000 found on them at Molete ward in Iwo area.
Osun Governorship Election: PDP agents arrested for vote buyingplay
PDP agents arrested for vote buying during Osun governorship election
 (Pulse/@Jude Egbas)

Another PDP agent arrested for allegedly attempting to buy votes in Ede LG.
11: 55  am L.G.A: Oriade Ward: 9 P.U :4 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
11:51 am: Large turnout of voters at Ota Efun Polling Unit, Ward 8, Unit 3, Olorunda LGA.
11:52 am L.G.A: Ilesa East Ward: 8 P.U :9 Orderly voting process. Reports of individuals who are not registered voters hanging around the polling units.
11:49 am L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U :6 Card readers was replaced at 11:09am. Accreditation 11:11am. Different information on voters card and card readers.
L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 4 P.U :001 Reported cases of minimal attempts to purchase votes. Orderly voting process.
11: 44 am: L.G.A: Olorunda Ward: 8 P.U :003 & 004 Reported cases of vote buying few metres away from the voting unit
11:39 am L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 1 P.U :4 Orderly voting process. Reports of card readers failing to authenticate some card readers.
11: 37 am L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 1 P.U :4 Orderly voting process. Reports of some persons are having problems getting accredited due to failure of card readers to authenticate their PVCs.
11:35 am: Ward 5 Unit 13 in Osogbo is too slow.  Voters have been standing on the queue for hours and some are getting disinterested. It's the same story in most polling units.
APC governorship candidate Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola,  votes at his polling unit in Iragbiji, Boripe LGA.
L.G.A: Ilesa-East Ward: 9 P.U :4 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
11:33 am: L.G.A: Ede South Ward: 9 P.U :4 Few cases of vote buying is observed Challenges of card readers as it fails to read the fingers of some voters.
11:30 am: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 08 P.U :001 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process. Large voter turnout.
Ede North Ward: 07 P.U :006 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
Ward 5 Unit 13 in Osogbo is too slow.  Voters have been standing on the queue for hours and some are getting disinterested. It's the same story in most polling units.play
Ward 5 Unit 13 in Osogbo is too slow.  Voters have been standing on the queue for hours and some are getting disinterested. It's the same story in most polling units.
 (Pulse/@Jude Egbas)

11:26 am: Valid voters , names missing on register in PU 08 RA 7 Ede South.

11:18 am: Ward 10 unit 006 egbedore local gov 1 card reader failed and more than 20 electorate complained about unable to vote due to different names on PVC and card reader.
11: 16 am L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 9 P.U :4 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process. Reports of some elderly persons having problems getting accredited due to failure of card readers to authenticate their PVCs.
L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 04 P.U :3 Orderly voting process. Long queues due to to the slow process of accreditation.
L.G.A: Ede South Ward: 4 P.U :11 Few cases of vote buying. Reports of some persons having problems getting accredited as their fingers are not being recognised by the card readers.
L.G.A: Orolu Ward: 9 P.U :4 Ballot box has been snatched by unidentified men.
11:12 am L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 9 P.U :14 Reports of card readers failing to authenticate the PVCs of elderly persons.
11:10 am L.G.A: Olorunda Ward: 8 P.U :3 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process. Minor reports of vote buying reported
11:06 am L.G.A: Ilesa East Ward: 9 P.U :6 Ballot boxes are well positioned. Voting commenced at 8:00am and has been going on smoothly.
11:00 am L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 9 P.U :15 Card readers are working slowly and people are getting frustrated, especially the elderly ones.
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10:55 am L.G.A: Oriade Ward: 10 P.U :7 Orderly voting process.
L.G.A: Olaoluwa Ward: 3 P.U :3 Large voter turnout Orderly voting process.
10:49 am L.G.A: Olorunda Ward: 3 P.U :006 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
10:41 am: L.G.A: Ifelodun Ward: 7 P.U : 002 Voting is ongoing in an orderly manner. Priorities are being given to elderly persons.
10:49 am L.G.A: Iwo Ward: 2 P.U :2 Security agents are present. Orderly voting process.
10:30 am: L.G.A: Ilesa East Ward: 2 P.U : 4 INEC officials arrived on time and voting is ongoing. A few voters had issues with their PVCs due to ineffective PVC transfer.
L.G.A: Iwo Ward: 3 P.U : 002 voting has commenced and its going on in a peaceful and orderly manner.
10:27 am: PU009, Ward 1, Osogbo Lga - Reports of violence between family members of different political parties resulting to a halt in voting and accreditation.
10:25 am: Picture showing a person with Disability being given priority to be in front at Olorunda Ward 8 Unit 004
10:22 am L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 002 Issues of Card readers producing wrong informations of voters. Over 20 voters are affected by these issues.
L.G.A: Irewole Ward: 4 P.U :4 Police, DSS and NSCDC officials are present. Aged persons are being given priority.
L.G.A: Irepodun Ward: 9 P.U :6 Reports of card readers failure and people are having problems getting verified and accredited.
10:21 am L.G.A: Ifelodun Ward: 4 P.U : 3 Voting Commenced at 8:00am. Card readers are malfunctioning and slowing down the process. INEC officials have called for technical assistance.
People living with disabilities are given priority.
10:13 am L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 01 P.U : 002 Reports of vote buying taking place at the price of two thousand Naira. Some people are complaining at the meagreness of the amount. Security personnel are reported on ground and aware.
10:12 am: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 5 Reports of card readers displaying different informations to that of the voters. INEC officials have called for a replacement.
L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 10 P.U : 1 Voters are behaving in an orderly manner Party agents are behaving in an orderly manner.
10:05 am: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 002 Reports of vote buying taking place among party agents and voters.
10.03 am: An elderly female voter seen being guided by her assistant at unit 006, ward 4, Are, Ife-South.
10:01 am: L.G.A: Ife North Ward: 9 P.U : 15 Polling unit not accessible to some people living with disabilities. There are no magnifying glass for people living with albinism Ballot guides are assisting the visually impaired voters.
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9:56 am: At unit 006, ward 10, St. Georges RCM Offatedo, Egbedore LGA, a massive turn out of people who are ready to vote and everything is peaceful here.
9:50 am: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 10 No INEC staff on ground. Ad-hoc staff are on ground A total of 16 voters are having issues with the card readers displaying informations different from theirs.
L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 10 No INEC staff on ground. Ad-hoc staff are on ground A total of 16 voters are having issues with the card readers displaying informations different from theirs.
9:54 am: PDP reportedly distributing money (N1,500) at Okuku Ward 01.
There is a delay at Olorunda ward3 unit5 and accreditation hasn't started .
Olorunda Ward , Unit 9 Latanna reports that a Card reader is not working.
Reports of Card reader failure at : obokun otan-ile, at Baba kekere Oshogbo LG  and PU 009, ward 010, Odo Tin LG.
Osogbo LG Ward 2, unit 3 said INEC officials are resisting them from writing out ballot paper numbers.
Olorunda Ward , Unit 9 Latanna is still reporting that the Card reader issue has not been solved.
9:48 am: L.G.A: Ife East Ward: 2 P.U : 3 There is a mistake in the numbering of the voter register.
9:44am: Security Operatives address indiscriminate movement of party agents at PU 5, ward 3, Onifade area of Ila-Orangun LG.
Voters names missing at RA 07, Basanya PU005, ILorin Junction Ede South.
Reported challenges of voters card swapping on the INEC register in some of the polling units visited so far. Some voters have been disenfranchised with this.
9:42 am: L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 1 P.U : 9 Voting and Accreditation are ongoing in a peaceful manner Security agencies are present.
L.G.A: Ife Central Ward: 1 P.U : 8 INEC officials arrived on time Voting is ongoing in a peaceful and orderly manner.
9:38 am: L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 8 P.U : 9 Party agents are discouraged from getting close to the ballot boxes Voters are made to queue according to age and gender.
9:28 am L.G.A: Ife East Ward: 2 P.U : 2 There appears to be a mistake in the numbering of the voter register Some voters are discouarged and seem to be loosing interest.
9:16am: L.G.A: Ife North Ward: 9 P.U : 15 Voting is ongoing. Security personnel are on ground. People With Disabilities are being given priority.
L.G.A: Ife East Ward: 1 P.U :6 Voting has commenced and is going on peacefully.
9:11am: Senator Ademola Adeleke,  the PDP candidate,  votes.
9:10am: L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 10 P.U : 005 INEC officials and Policemen on ground. Voting is ongoing and peacefully. Good voter turnout.
9:08am: L.G.A: Irewole Ward:4 P.U : 1 and 2 Police and NSCDC officials on ground Ballot boxes are positioned very close to the road. Good voter turnout Voting is in progress.
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8:51 am: L.G.A: Ede South Ward: 05 P.U : 001 Accreditation and voting commenced at 8:00am Presence of security officials noted.
L.G.A: Olorunda Ward: 8 P.U : 004 INEC officials arrived on time and voting commenced at 8:00am and is still ongoing Priority is being given to the elderly, people living with disabilities and and pregnant and nursing mothers.
L.G.A: Egbedore Ward: 002 P.U : 002 INEC officials arrived on time and voting commenced at 8:00am and is still ongoing
8:45 am: Ife East LGA Polling unit: kajoola Ward: 8 Unit: 9 Register voters: 750. Time polling unit opened 7:30am for checking of names, 2 security men on standby. Voting commenced after accreditation.
8:42 am: L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 05 P.U : 002 Report of card reader failure and a replacement has been requested for.
8:37 am: L.G.A: Iwo Ward: 005 P.U :7 Accreditation and voting are ongoing Police officers and Officers of the NSCDC are on ground Pregnant women, the elderly and people living with disabilities are being given priority
8:35 am: L.G.A: Ilesha East Ward: 7 P.U : 1 The ballot boxes are positioned close to the voters Party agents are surrounding the ballot boxes 2 policemen are on ground.
8:30 am: Ilesa West 19, Isokun ward 5, PU 010, 05. Voting started. High voters turnout, presence of security and the placement is too near to party agent.
8:32 am: L.G.A: Osogbo Ward: 2 P.U : 8 Voters are confirming their names on the register.
Some voters can't find their names on the register Police and soldiers are present the polling units Part agents are present .
L.G.A: Boluwaduro Ward: Ejigbo 3 P.U : 6 The elderly patiently waiting to vote. Polling Agents do not have photo tags. 6 policemen on security duty. No other security from other agencies present
8:00 am: Orolu LGA Polling unit Olufon Ward 2 unit 6 Register voters 448 The polling unit opened at 8: 000am after a brief briefing by INEC officials. 5 security men presently available. Voting has commenced
8:00 am: In Ward 1, Unit 3 Obokun LGA, PDP agents have assembled potential voters behind the polling unit with security personnel looking away.
8:00am: There's a video of PDP supporters fighting over money in Osogbo. The video was taken 12hours before voting day.
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