The Osun Local Government election organized by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) on Saturday recorded a low turn out of voters in some parts Osogbo, the state capital.
The Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) had fixed Saturday, October 15, 2022, for the local government poll in the state.
This is despite the objection of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and who had instituted legal proceedings to put a stop to the exercise.
The Osun State chapter of the All progressive congress (APC) is the only political party that participated in the election.
The ballot paper is marked with no party symbols or identification but a space to thumbprint either ‘YES’ or ‘NO’.
The voting exercise commenced around 9am and the streets were filled with onlookers who stayed at home due to the public holidays and restriction of movement as only a few voters come out to exercise their franchise.
A tour of some parts of Osogbo revealed that businesses were open, motorists were on the road, and commercial motorcyclists and transporters were observed plying the major roads in the state capital.
The government also announced the restriction of movements across the state on Saturday, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, urging commuters to take note.