Keri Kalsen, an election observer from the European Union (EU) says the ongoing governorship elections in Osun state is better organized than the one that was held in Ekiti state in July.

Keri is among the 28 observers from various European Union member states in Nigeria to monitor the election proceedings.

''I have seen several polling stations this morning and I must say that I wish to commend INEC for the work they have done, every thing is orderly, people are lining up to cast their votes to chose their democratic leaders. Its still morning but so far, it has been very positive in terms of the organization” he said.

He also said that the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) had learnt its lesson from the last governorship elections that held in Ekiti State.

“It looks like INEC has learnt its lessons form the recent elections in Ekiti, due to the improvement that we have seen here.

''We would talk to stakeholders and keep an eye out for vote buying and the vote processing. By the end of the day it is an opportunity for the people of Osun state to cast their votes and influence the development of their state” he explained.

Unlike the two horse race that is prevalent in many Nigerian elections, for the Osun governorship elections, there are at  least five major contenders  in the election.

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They are; Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor and candidate for 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 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); a former Secretary to the State Government, Fatai Akinbade contesting under the Action Democratic Party (ADC) and another former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti of the African Democratic Party (ADP).

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