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Presidential election in Ondo peaceful

By Dayo Johnson
Presidential election throughout Ondo State Saturday was peaceful and the turnout initially low but later became impressed.

Electoral materials were timely distributed to the voting centers by the INEC officials and accreditation and voting took place as scheduled while the security arrangement was okay.

Initially the turn out was low but when it was about time to end the accreditation, the electorate trooped out and subsequently voted in the election.

Places visited in the three senatorial district in the state showed that the electorates were voting for the two leading candidates of the PDP President Goodluck Jonathan and his ACN counterpart Nuhu Ribadu.

Speaking with newsmen the Defence Minister Prince Adetokunbo Kayode said there was an improvement in the approach of the people to the INEC procedure

Kayode noted that the people are getting use to the system and having confidence in the ability of INEC to free and fair election.

Also speaking the Coordinator of Goodluck Jonathan/Sambo campaign organization Hon Taofiq Abdusalam said initially there was apathy but the people trooped out before the expiration of the time for accreditation.

Senator Bode Olajumoke and wife Oluremi personally visited houses to appeal to the electorate to come out to vote.

Olajumoke told Vanguard that the turn out later became massive and that it was peacefully conducted all across Ose Council area of the state.

Reports from the Central,Southern and Northern senatorial districts indicated that it was peaceful and orderly conducted.


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