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Today is the D-day. People of Osun State will be electing another person that will rule for the next 4 years.
As incumbent governor, Rauf Aregbesola, is gradually packing his loads from the government house, one out of the 48 contenders in today’s crucial election will wear the governor’s cap.
But the winner of the election would be determined by the electorates throughout the state.
From Osogbo to Iragbiji, Ede to Ife, Ilesa to Ipetu-Ijesa, Ikinrun to Ila Orangun, Gbongan to Ikire and other parts of the state.
InfomediaNG will be bringing you the update as it happens across the state. This post, Osun 2018 Governorship Election LIVE UPDATE, will be updated.
Even though there are 48 contestants, the battle remains between three major political parties: APC (Gboyega Oyetola), PDP (Ademola Adeleke), and SDP (Iyiola Omisore).
Some people are mentioning ADP, ADC and AD as some of the major contenders.
Contenders change vote buying methodology
In some parts of the state, APC and PDP are really slugging it out employing new methods of vote buying.
Even though the electoral umpire has banned the use of smartphones inside IENC cubicle, that seems not to have any effect on the gladiators, who are are banking on power of incumbency and billionaire empire.
At Polling Unit 2, Ward 11, a party agent pictured holding a note with pen “guiding” an electorate who to vote for.
Party agents were seen collating names of electorates after they cast their votes in other parts of the state.
Also in some data of electorates are being collated on a text messaging app, WhatsApp
Some of his conversation with the electorates were recorded.
“Have you written my name?” a middle aged woman asked in one of the instances.
“Yes, we’ll see later,” the agent replied.
“They (party agents) will ask you to write your names and give you money later. We don’t know how much it will be as they didn’t tell but they will surely give us money.
“You have money for yourself whichever one you pick. PDP gave us N500 in the last election. In some places it was up to N2,000.”