A high number of voters could be seen present at various polling units exercising their civic right at the ongoing Osun State Governorship election.
The election, which is coming three years after the general elections in the country, has 48 candidates contesting to replace the incumbent governor Ogbeni Rauff Aregbesola who is a member of the All Progressives Congress party.
Leading contenders in the ongoing election are Isiaka Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, Moshood Adeoti of African Democratic Party, Former Deputy Governor of the state, Iyiola Omisore of Social Democratic Party and Fatai Akinade Akinbade of the African Democratic Congress.
Commending the electorates for coming out in mass to vote, the governor of the state, Aregbesola said: “I must commend the voters for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner and for coming out in their large numbers. This is the beauty of democracy.”
On his part, Omisore urged the voters not to sell their votes asserting that it would be mortgaging their future.
However, there are incidents of vote buying already recorded in the elections.
It was reported that voters were are being strategically induced with amount starting from #2,000.
The Police had announced the arrest of two-party agents caught with the sum of #604,000 meant to give voters who vote for their party.