#NigeriaDecides2019: Despite Hiccups, Ondo Senior Citizens Perform Civic Right
Two octogenarians in Owo, Ondo State have refused to be deterred with the late commencement of electoral exercise by resolving to cast their votes in their units.
Pa Josiah Akinseinwa and Chief Ladi Obasola were one of the early risers that registered their arrivals at their polling unit to exercise their franchise in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election.
Despite the discouragement that was birthed by the late arrival of officials and election materials, the two senior citizens stood their ground and refused to return home till they were able to cast their votes.
Fisayo Akinseinwa, a son to one of the elderly men who body-gaurded his father to the centre confirmed that his father has been on the matter from when he had been trying to register for PVC.
"He was like that when he did his registration for PVC. Same thing for collection. But then, we thought he wanted to have the PVC as his personal identification card.
"When he said he would be going to vote last week, we tried to discourage him but we were relieved when the election was postponed.
"This morning, he had woken as early as 6am ready to go and vote. We tried to discourage him that the election may be rough and rowdy, but he insisted. So I have to go with him because he is not been feeling fine for a while."
Pa Akinseinwa, 86 and Chief Obasola 84 were however not that lucky in their polling unit as voting didn't commence on time which was due to the protest of Corp Members in the area over the half payment of their training allowance.
They finally cast their votes and returned home happy.
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