Live update: Oyetola, Adeleke, Lasun to lock horns in Osun guber
The people of Osun cannot wait for Saturday, July 16, the much-awaited date when they will use their PVCs to decide who will lead the state government for the next four years.
While the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has deployed sufficient armed officers to man strategy locations across the state before and during the entire electoral process, INEC on its part seems to be very ready for the D-Day.
Needless to say, the battle for the governorship seat will be majorly among Governor Gboyega Oyetola (APC), Ademola Adeleke (PDP), and Yusuf Lasun (Labour Party).
However, this is not to say that a young and vibrant politician like Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party (AP) is a pushover when it comes to Osun politics.
In fact, recently, some APC leaders in the state diverted their attention from Oyetola and threw their weight behind Ogunbiyi, a move that threatens the governor’s chances of victory in the election.
Whatever the case, for a lot of political observers, how each of these political parties will perform at the poll will be a test of their readiness for the 2023 general elections.
Oyetola arrives polling unit, cast vote, speaks
The candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun governorship election, Governor Gboyega Oyetala, has arrived at his polling unit at Iragbiji, a town and capital of Boripe Local Government Area (LGA).
Governor Oyetola and his wife, the first lady of the state, Kafayat, were seen at the polling unit taking part in the exercise.
After casting his vote, Oyetala expressed confidence that he will emerge victorious eventually.
He declared that nothing would stop him from winning the election, adding that his achievement would give him victory after the whole exercise.
Accreditation, voting begin as Adeleke casts his vote
Quite unlike other times in major elections, accreditation and voting have begun for the Osun governorship poll early enough across wards and local government areas of the state.
In fact, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ademola Adeleke, has been accredited and has cast his vote at Ede LGA.
in photos taken by Legit.ng reporters who are on ground, Adeleke was seen doing his accreditation and casting his votes.
In a usual grand appearance, the fun-loving politician known as the dancing senator was putting on a sparkling white native attire.