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Osun Decides 2022 Election Result: LIVE coverage of Osun Election 2022

#OsunDecides2022: As Osun State decides its next governor in the nest four years, ENigeria Newspaper brings you live updates from Osun Election 2022 and Osun Election result below.

#OsunDecides2022: Shouts of Ole as Osun People boo Omisore

#OsunDecides2022: First death recorded, PDP returning Officer, Hon. Jide Jooba short dead

First casualty recorded in Osun, as PDP chieftain, Hon Jide Jooba was shot dead in ikire.

Report say, Jide who was the returning local government retuning official for his party in the ongoing governorship election was killed by suspected APC thugs.

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Although, Adeleke is leading, counting of votes is still on, at the time of filing this report.

A lifeless body of the late Jide is currently on display on our status.

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#OsunDecides2022: First death recorded, PDP returning Officer, Hon. Jide Jooba short dead

Suspected political thug arrested with charms, says his name is Ezekiel who lives in Lagos but came to visit parents in Osun

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A nonagenarian, Mustapha Olatunji, has voted at the Boripe LG, Ward 1, Unit 002 in the Osun governorship election.
Olatunji revealed that he had been voting since the days of the former Premier of Western Region, Obafemi Awolowo.

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Osun Guber Election: INEC officials blame the weather for BVAS malfunction as electorates become impatient at Ward 1, Polling Unit 2, Atakumonsa LGA

Osun Guber Election: Voting going smoothly but party agents are helping voters cast their votes in Polling Unit 005, Ward 02, Amola Ikirun LGA

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There are no LP agents in 70% of Polling Units in Osun, according to voters who insisted on voting LP.

PDP Giving N4,000 To Voters Who Show Proof, Asking Those Who Can’t Show Proof They Voted Party To Swear Before Collecting Money —Osun Voter
Suspected vote buying going on Salvation Army Grammar School, Alekuwodo, Osogbo.

Voters go into a house three blocks away where money is being shared. Some were given 4,000 after showing proof they voted for the PDP. Some who could not show proof of voting for the PDP were asked to swear before they collected money.

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We’ll Collect Money From Politicians But Stick To Our Choices – Voters

NEW VOTE BUYING STRATEGY

Ifetedo, Ife-South LGA: Ward 03, Ikija 11, PU 002, C.A.C Primary School.
Voters who support the APC receive a “pass” from an APC party agent. They are directed to this house to get N5,000.

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New Vote buying Strategy

 am confident of being re-elected – Oyetola

Osun State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the ongoing Governorship election has expressed confidence of being re-elected.

Speaking immediately after casting his vote, at Oloti Ward 1 unit 2, around 11am, the Governor said the party will be re-elected by the people owing to his tremendous achievement.

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He, however, stressed the need for INEC to deploy more BVAS machine to deployed so that people could vote more quickly.

“I am very confident that I will be re-elected by the electorate today and by God’s Grace will be celebrating the victory this evening”.

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Oyetola arrives polling booth 2

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Oyetola arrives polling booth cues up to vote

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Accord Party governorship candidate, Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, voting at his unit 03 , ward 05, Methodist Primary Schl, ileogbo, Ayedire, LG, Osun state.

EFCC operatives arriving at Oloti Ward 1, unit 1 in Iragbiji, Boripe local government area of Osun to monitor the exercise

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EFCC Arrives polling unit during the Osun election 2

A physically challenged voter Oloyede waliu ready to vote at Methodist Primary Schl, unit 003, ward 05 ileogbo.

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A physically challenged voter Oloyede waliu ready to vote at Methodist Primary Schl, unit 003, ward 05 ileogbo. 3

Voters on queue at unit 003, ward 05, Methodist Primary School, ileogbo, Ayedire LG, Osun state

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Voters on queue at unit 003, ward 05, Methodist Primary School, ileogbo, Ayedire LG, Osun state

Osun Election 2022: 15 candidates cleared by INEC
In the ongoing Osun State election, the focus is on the incumbent Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Lasun Yusuf of the Labour Party, LP, and Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party, AP, despite the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, clearing 15 candidates.

There are 1,955,657 registered voters, according to INEC. The 30 local governments were covered by INEC’s 332 registration areas, 5,305 Bimodal Voters Accreditation System, 3,763 voting places, 332 ward collation centers, 30 LG collation centers, and a State Collation Center where the results will be officially announced.

In addition, 7,790 accredited field observers from 87 observer groups (7 domestic and 8 foreign) will be present during the election. Then, 624 journalists are being sent out by 94 media outlets (92 national and 2 international).
ENigeria Newspaper will be furnishing you with live updates, stay tuned.

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SECURITY:

ENigeria Newspaper correspondent on ground for the Osun Election 2022 (#OsunElection2022) at at9:46 am is reporting that the state has witnessed heavy presence of law enforcement agents that ever before, especially in the last 24 hours.

Speaking to news men, the Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed heavy presence of Police personnel in Osun, stating that it is the statutory duty of the Force to ensure a peaceful, free and fair election, both in Osun and other elections in Nigeria.

VOTE BUYING:

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Speaking about vote buying which was a pattern that characterized Ekiti election, Adejobi said, the media should also help out to point the Police to any individual they engaging in vote buying exercise. Adding that Vote buying is not often done in the open and since the Police is not a spirit, there is need for members of the public to help out by reporting any of such incident.  However, so far, there is no report of vote buying, but election exercise just began with accreditation in some polling units.

Osun Decides 2022: Live Updates of Osun Election 2022 #OsunElection2022
#OsunDecides2022: As Osun State decides its next governor in the nest four years, ENigeria Newspaper brings you live updates from Osun Election 2022 and Osun Election result here.

IRAGBIJI, EDE RESIDENTS TROOP OUT EN MASSE TO VOTE UNDER TIGHT SECURITY

The residents of Iragbiji in Boripe Local Government area of Osun and Ede in Osun, trooped out in large numbers as early 6.30 a.m, eagering to cast their votes amidst tight security in the Saturday governorship election.

Iragbiji is the home town of Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Ede is the home town of his main opposition, Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2022 Osun governorship election, according to INEC, is taking place in all the 30 local government areas of the state with 3, 763 polling units and 332 registration areas.
The 15 political parties’ candidates are participating in Osun governorship election including: Mr Oyegoke Omigbodun, Social Democratic Party (SDP); Dr Akin Ogunbiyi (Accord); Mr Yusuf Lasun (Labour Party); Munirudeen Atanda (Action Democratic Party) and Busuyi Ayowole of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).

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NAN Correspondents, who are monitoring the election, report that at Iragbiji, voters were seen in large numbers at their polling units, as early as 7.00 a.m, waiting for the arrival of ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence accreditation and voting.

NAN reports that at Polling Unit 2 Ward 2, Iragbiji Town Hall, the voters were already stationed at the unit in readiness to cast their vote.

Also, at about 7.30 a.m, voters were seen at Polling Units 7, Opposite WEMA Bank and Polling Unit 6, Osolo Hall, both in Ward 2, to check their names on the pasted INEC voters registers.

The same scenario played out at Unit 2, Ward 1, LA Primary School, Popo, where voters were being educated by INEC ad hoc staff on how to check their names on the pasted voter register, advising them to conduct themselves in orderly manners.
The voters were equally admonished not to sell their votes.

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The INEC Presiding Officer, Valentine Awoegbe, also advised the political parties’ agents, election observers and the media to cooperate with the INEC staff, while performing their duties for hitch-free poll.
There were large numbers of security personnel, manning strategic locations in the two major towns to ensure hitch-free conduct of the election.

Restriction of vehicular movement was, however, not noticed in the town as commercial motorcyclists were seen operating freely within town early in the day before the commencement of voting.
In Ede and its environs, eligible voters were seen rushing to their various polling units as early as 6.30 a.m in readiness to participate in the governorship election amidst tight security.

The Correspondent, who went round the community reports that many voters were already at their polling units as early as 7.00 a.m, awaiting the arrival of the electoral officers.
There was large presence of security personnel manning strategic locations in the town, while some were seen patrolling the major roads to ensure normalcy at about 6:45 a.m.

Also, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members, who would serve as INEC ad hoc staff, were seen in buses conveying them to their various polling units and wards.
At Ward 2, Unit 9, Abogunde area, where Adeleke, the PDP candidate is expected to cast his vote, voters were already waiting for the commencement of the election.

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Also, at Ward 1, Unit 4, Atapara area, voters were seen in large numbers making arrangements for the arrival of INEC officials.
NAN further reports that INEC officials started arriving at their locations by 7.00 a.m.
Speaking, Mr Akinwumi Olaniyi, said the election would be peaceful, looking at the level of preparedness of INEC and the heavy presence of security personnel.

Also, Miss Abigal Ayoade, on her way to the polling unit, appealed to the electorate not to take laws into their hands, but rather ensure they obeyed all the regulations set aside by the electoral officers.

In Ile-Ife, there was large turn out of residents of the ancient city heading toward their polling units to vote.
NAN Correspondent reports that there was massive deployment of security agencies to different locations in the town.
Many eligible voters trooped to their polling units as early as 7.30 a.m to ensure that they cast their votes early.
At L.A Primary School, Ilode Ward 11, Unit 007, election materials were on ground in readiness for the accreditation and voting.

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