Emerging reports have claimed that the officers of the Nigerian Police Force have arrested four men suspected to be obstructing the voting process at a polling unit in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
According to the Channels TV, one of them was arrested at polling unit 5, Ataoje E in Osogbo which has 884 registered voters while others were allegedly carrying charms and banned substances during the supplementary election.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun state described the ongoing rerun election in seven units in the state as a ‘coup‘.
Adeleke who disclosed this on telephone said that supporters of the PDP were being denied access to ballot papers in the governorship rerun election.
According to him, “What is happening in Osun state now is not an election. What we have is a coup. That is what we are witnessing now. “Our supporters are being harassed and are not allowed to vote at all. Let the whole world know that this is not democracy.”
In a related development, NAIJ.com had reported that the United States commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for declaring the Osun gubernatorial election inconclusive and ordering a rerun election.
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David Young who is the deputy chief of mission of the US embassy in Nigeria spoke in Kaduna where he said the rerun would enhance democracy.
He said: “Certainly the decision of INEC to go ahead and have a rerun in seven polling unit is one that we respect given the fact that there was only 355 vote margin between the two candidates.''
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