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2,500 wait for Osun re-run Poll

by CredibleNews

No fewer than 2,500 voters are expected to take part in the supplementary election for Oriade Constituency in Osun State Assembly on March 23.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje,  told journalists in Osogbo on Monday  that the supplementary election would hold at Polling Units: 2, 3, 4, 8 and 14 of Ward 8 in Oriade Local Government Area to determine who represents the constituency in the House of Assembly.

“Corps members would be engaged, re-trained and moved to the polling units to handle the conduct of the supplementary election.We will teach them again about the use of smart card readers, camp them at the Registration Area Centre, RAC, and early in the morning, they, with election materials, will be deployed and moved to the polling units,’’ Agbaje said.

“INEC would only be engaging 20 to 25 officials and 20 to 25 security agents to conduct the supplementary election.

“We are using our local government office as our RAC. Four or five security agents will be stationed per polling unit.

“The total number of voters is 2,500, and accreditation and voting will start by 8am, we expect to finish the election before 2pm but will not start counting till 2pm.

“We expect, within two to three hours, to move the results to RAC and Local Government Centre and later the Constituency Collation Centre where the result will be announced,’’ he said. INEC declared election in Oriade State Constituency inconclusive due to disruption of the electoral process during March 9 State House of Assembly election

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