Osun rerun: No cause for alarm, says REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun State Mr Olusegun Agbaje has assured voters of their safety during the ongoing re-run election.

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The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Osun State Mr Olusegun Agbaje has assured voters of their safety during the ongoing re-run election.

He said adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure maximum security.

Agbaje urged voters in the affected units to come out and vote.

Addressing reporters in Unit 17, Ward 5 in Osogbo where a re-run is taking place, he said the turnout has been impressive.

“From what I’ve seen here, the process is very calm. The arrangement is quite in order. I believe that by the grace of God everything will end well. There’s no problem. There’s no cause for alarm.”

On the turnout of voters, he said: “This is just seven minutes after eight and you can see the queues. I believe more people will still come.

“There will be no problem. We have enough security, so nobody will come and snatch our ballot boxes here.”

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Osun, Mr Emmanuel Attah, said his members serving as ad-hoc staff should be better protected.

He said some corps members were harassed last Saturday, with some held hostage by thugs in their units.

“We should go beyond this type of election in Nigeria. Thuggery will not move us forward.

“Security is very tight today and I’m hoping for the best,” Attah said.

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