The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said that the people’s will would prevail in Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Makinde said this shortly after casting his vote at Ward 11, Unit 001, Abayomi Area, Iwo Road, Ibadan.
The governorship candidate who cast his vote at 9:33am also lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) and security agencies on the peaceful and early commencement of the election, NAN reports.
“From the reports we have been getting from various places in the state, it has been smooth, peaceful and orderly.
“Also the early arrival of voting materials at the various centres is impressive given the logistic problems that occurred during the Presidential Election.
“I must also commend the high number of electorate who have come to cast their votes, this shows the people’s faith in the electoral process,” he said.
Similarly, former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala, the ADP governorship candidate, who stepped down for Chief Adebayo Adelabu of APC, cast his vote at exactly 8.20am at Ward 10, Unit 13, Taara, in Ogbomoso North Local Government Area.
He commended INEC on punctuality but said the turnout out of voters was not impressive enough.
“Politically, we are peace-loving people in Ogbomoso. INEC has done very well on its prompt arrival at the polling units, I commend them on this.
“The turnout is not impressive enough, but I am very sure people will still turnout as the voting continues,” he said.
At Oyo, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, cast his vote at 9: 30am at Ward 1, Unit 8 Oke – Afin, Oyo.
Speaking to journalists after casting his vote, Adeyemi said that Oyo town had been peaceful while security personnel had been deployed to patrol the town.
He said that so far there had been no report of violence in Oyo town and its environs.
Alaafin thanked INEC and security agents for a job well done and ensuring that the election was peaceful, free and fair.
Adeyemi urged the contestants to accept the result of the election when it was declared.