Most residents of Osun State remained indoors on Saturday morning in spite of the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Majority of the residents refused to come out of their houses despite the action of INEC.

Our correspondent observed that all the major streets in the state capital, Osogbo were deserted as only few private vehicles and commercial tricycle operators were plying the roads.

All the major markets and other business premises also remained shut even after the postponement of the election.

Most of the people who spoke with our correspondent said they were not aware of the postponement earlier as they got to know about the development in the morning.

One of them, Akeem Akinsola, expressed disappointment over the postponement, saying he came from Lagos in order to exercise his civic responsibility but that his hope had been dashed.

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“I left Lagos on Friday with the hope that I will vote today (Saturday) and return on Sunday to continue with my business but that the hope is now dashed.

“I don’t think I will be able to come back since I have exhausted what I have for now, “Akinsola said.

Ajoke Jimoh, another resident who said she did not know what happened until she reached her polling unit at Anglican Primary school, condemned the postponement and asked INEC to explain to Nigerians the reasons behind the action.

“The commission should be able to explain to Nigerians in clear terms the reasons behind the postponement. This is necessary if the commission wants people to take it seriously,” Jimoh said.

The commission had shifted the Presidential and National Assembly elections from Feb.16 to Feb.23, and moved the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections from March 2 to March 9.

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