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Osun Governorship Election: 1.9million Voters To Participate–INEC




The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has revealed that 1,955,657 voters have been registered to participate in the Saturday, July 16 Osun governorship election.

This disclosure was revealed by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye.

Okoye revealed this at a roundtable media executives dialogue on Friday in Osogbo, adding that 15 political parties would participate in the election in all the 30 local government areas in the state.

The listed candidates are Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the incumbent governor of the state; Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Omigbodun Akinrinola of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Others include Lasun Yusuff of the Labour Party (LP); Adesuyi Olufemi (ZLP); Adeleke Adedapo (BP); Adebayo Elisha (APP); Awoyemi Lukman (APM); Awojide Segun (AAC); Akinade Ogunbiyi (Accord); Kehinde Atanda (ADP); Rasaq Saliu (NNPP); Ayodele Adedeji of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Ademola Adeseye of Young People’s Party (YPP).

“We are meeting the media today because they are critical stakeholders in the electoral process.

“We appeal to the media to do proper investigation during the election before publishing any report.

“Breaking news is good but fact-checking is; also important for the right information to be sent out,” he said.

Okoye said that Bimodal Accreditation System (BVAS) would be; used for the authentication and verification of voters.

He also said that the election would be; conducted within the ambit of the constitution, electoral act, and INEC’s regulations and guidelines.

Equally important, Okoye said that the election would be free, fair and transparent.

“We have the power to do what is right and we will put everything in place to do that,” he said.

Meanwhile, Okoye said that INEC Chairman, Prof. Mohamood Yakubu, would be; in the state between; July 3 and July 7 to oversee preparation for the election.

Further, he added that mock exercise and accreditation with BVAS would be; done during the period

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