At various polling units especially in Orolu Local Government Area, political thugs have reportedly attacked and prevented voters from voting in the ongoing Osun Rerun Election
Despite the presence of scores of security personnel at Polling Unit one, Ward eight in Orolu Local Government Area, thugs are intimidating voters and influencing the voting process in favour of the ruling party, Nigerian Cable News Online can confirm.
Apart from the police officers, thugs who publicly professed to be working for APC, are seen manning the polling units.
The thugs strategically stationed at the entrance and around the polling units are causing mayhem in the polling unit.
Apart from threatening journalists, the thugs who are the first point of call at the polling unit screen whoever will enter to vote.
Tens of motorcycles belonging to opposition electorate were seeing lying around the bush at the polling unit.
Nigerian Cable News also gathered that voters had to run for safetey at the Osogbo voting unit, as the sound of sporadic gunshots were heard from different angles. After which security officers came to put the situation under control.
The Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, however spoke with journalist on the telephone on the violence in the ongoing election.
“What is happening in Osun State now is not an election. What we have is a coup. That is what we are witnessing now.
“Our supporters are being harassed and are not allowed to vote at all. Let the whole world know that this is not democracy, ” he said.