Osun poll: Osun Inec claims opposition party misinformed electorate

Mr Segun Oladitan, the Chairman of Osun Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) on Saturday said the low turnout at some polling units at the ongoing local government election was due to some misinformation by oppositions.

Oladitan while speaking with newsmen at the OSIEC Secretariat in Osogbo said he was surprised at the reports of low turnout in some polling stations.
He blamed the low turnout to some misinformation being spread by those opposing the election in the state.

He said described the oppositions as “mischief makers’’ saying they had been going around to tell the people that election would not hold.
Oladitan said it was falsehood from the distracters who claimed there was a court order restricting OSIEC from conducting the election.

He expressed delight however that new information reaching him indicated that the electorate were now turning out to vote.
Oladitan said the commission did a lot of sensitisation about the election, which resulted in large turnout of voters in some areas of the state.

On the late arrival of election materials, he said logistics and human factor were responsible for the late arrival.
“But the fact that election materials arrived at their scheduled destination at by 9a.m. was a reasonable time,’’ he said.

The Leadership reports that the state chairman of the party, Soji Adagunodo made this known in Osogbo during the party’s annual New Year prayer programme.
According to Adagunodo, ”We have a national constitution and we are running a federal system of government in Nigeria.