Ondo by-election: NSCDC boss commends voters, describes exercise as peaceful


Dr Hammed Abodunrin, Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Ondo Command, on Saturday commended voters in the ongoing Akure North/Akure South Federal Constituency by-election for their orderliness.

Abodunrin, who went round some polling centres in Akure metropolis, Oba-Ile, Iju, Itaogbolu and Ogbese to monitor the exercise, described the accreditation and voting process as peaceful.

He lauded the voters for being peaceful and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols while they wait for accreditation.

He attributed the peaceful conduct so far to the sensitisation by relevant stakeholders and the synergy among security agencies.

“So far so good. The election is peaceful in all the places we have monitored so far, and people were going about casting their votes without any rancour.

“At the end of the election, since the process is good as it is now, l think electorate or politicians should not try to cause any problem.

“Election is not a war and whoever loses can still win later in the future. People have been winning or losing,” Abodunrin said.

Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the 2020 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Ondo State, also commended the peaceful conduct of the ongoing election.

Jegede, after casting his vote at Polling Unit 9, Ward 2, in the Akure South Local Government Area, said the conduct was peaceful in his unit, and tasked political players to play by the rules of politics.

He noted that there were some pockets of violence in Iju, the Akure North Local Government Area according to reports he got.

According to him, the security agents should address the situation and keep surveillance more on the flashpoints.

Jegede also said that there was a little delay in capturing him through the Biometrics Voters Accreditation (BVA), noting that there was an improvement in the conduct of the election.

Newsmen reports that there was a large turnout of voters at the unit and presence of the security agents, as well as a food vendor.



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