Abeokuta – The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGISIEC) adopted simultaneous accreditation and voting system for Saturday’s election into the 20 local government councils and 37 LCDAs to ensure an orderly exercise.
A commissioner in OGISIEC, Mr Mutiu Agboke, told newsmen at the Muslim Model Nursery and Primary School Polling Centre, Abeokuta, that the system had contributed to the peaceful and orderly conduct of the ongoing exercise.
“The simultaneous accreditation and voting system adopted by the electoral commission has enhanced a peaceful coordination of the election process.
“Many of the voters left as soon as they voted and so there has been peace.
“I know some of them are sceptical about what could happen after they might have left.
“For such people, they are allowed to stay a few metres away from the polling units,’’ he said.
Accreditation and voting commenced by 8. a.m. at many of the polling units visited.
NAN also reports that only voters with valid Permanent Voter Cards(PVCs) were allowed to vote.
Voters, whose names were missing on the Voters’ Register, were however allowed to vote with the production of valid means of identification.
Sen. Lanre Tejuosho (APC-Ogun Central) also commended OGISIEC for adopting the simultaneous accreditation and voting system.
Tejuosho, who addressed newsmen at the Muslim Model Nursery and Primary School Polling Centre, noted that the same system was adopted by INEC in the recent governorship election in Edo.
“It has fast-tracked the system and reduced the propensity for fraud as many of the electorate left after voting as early as possible, ” he said.