As people of Ogun state, south west Nigeria await the final result of the elections into local governments and local council development areas, commissioner of police in Ogun state have called for calm and orderliness as arrangements have been made to curtail any unrest after the election.
Voice of Nigeria’s Correspondent who monitored the election reports that the election recorded low turnout of voters.
Elections were conducted for the chairmanship of 20 local government areas, 37 local council development areas and councillorship position of 236 wards in the state.
Voting material were reported to have arrived in most of the voting areas as at 8am local time in the morning while voters were accredited and allowed to vote simultaneously.
Chairman of the state electoral body OGSIEC, Alhaja Riskat Ogunfemi said the election was free and fair.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun shortly after voting at his Ajura ward 4 unit 1 said the election was historical and thanked the people for their understanding.
House or Representatives Member representing Odeda/ObafemiOwode/Abeokuta North federal constituency Mr. Mikhail Kazeem after Voting described the election as credible and commended the People for coming out to vote.
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party in Ogun state, Mr. Sikirullah Ogundele however called on Governor Amosun to annul the election citing irregularities.
Commissioner of Police in Ogun state Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu while speaking on the election said the exercise was free and credible devoid of violence.
The Nigerian police force deployed no fewer than 5000 personnel for the exercise. Other security agencies like the military, the Nigerian immigration service, the Nigerian prison service and the directorate of state services also mobilised for the election.