It's always been believed that a large turnout would determine the outcome of an election, and in the ongoing elections in Osun state, the turnout is looking good in Ile-Ife and Osogbo.

Residents of theses towns who spoke to Bounce News say that they have no plans to sit at home and allow their votes to be manipulated by any political party.

As proof of the resident’s determination to actively participate in the election, people turned out early for accreditation at the polling units, long before the 8am time stipulated by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Some of the locals even assisted staff from the electoral commission to setup the polling unit.

The ancient town of Ile-Ife is the home of Social Democratic Party, SDP candidate, Iyiola Omisore and Peoples democratic Party, PDP deputy governorship candidate, Albert Adeogun.

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Presently the election has moved from the prevalent two horse race that is popular in many Nigerian elections. At least five major contenders could win.

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They are; Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of the state representing the  Social Democratic Party, SDP;  Gboyega Oyetola, a former chief of staff to the incumbent governor, contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); Isiaka Adeleke, a senator seeking to become governor under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); a former Secretary to the State Government, Fatai Akinbade contesting under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and another former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti of the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

Meanwhile, there are unverified reports of voter buying already going on, as the elections are underway.


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