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Governmental Election 2023: Voters irate as army enforce limits in osun


ByNews Naija

Mar 18, 2023

In Osogbo, Osun State, armed soldiers enforced a restriction order on movement, leaving many voters trapped as they attempted to get to their polling places on Saturday.

The Osun State House of Assembly held up the affected electorate, primarily those who resided in the Owode, Ede area, for disobeying the limitation order.

The voters produced their permanent voter cards when TV crews arrived, but the military ignored all of their pleas.

Taofeek Badmus, a lawmaker running for reelection in the Osogbo State Constituency, was seen pleading with the military to let the crowd move.

Mr. Tajudeen Olajide, one of the voters, told our correspondent that he was living in Ede and intended to drive to Osogbo to cast his ballot when the troops halted his car.

Despite the fact that I intended to move quite early in the morning, troops stopped me there. Even though I’ve been here since 5 a.m., they won’t let me move with my car

“I was offered the choice to travel without a car, but my polling place is far away. I can’t hike down. Please help us beg them.

Senior security officials who were also on duty for the state’s elections stated the soldiers had received a thorough briefing on their responsibilities and that the movement restrictions were in place to stop hoodlums from interfering with the voting.


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