Some Facts to Know as Osun Governorship Election holds Tomorrow
Osun people will tomorrow Saturday, July 16 go to poll to decide who occupies the number one seat at the Bola Ige House, Abere among the 15 political parties jostling for the governorship position in the state.
It would be recalled that no fewer than 15 political parties will be fielding candidates in the poll. Out of these, about five of the parties and candidates have been actively canvassing votes through various means.
Top among them are the incumbent governor, Adegboyega Oyetola who is seeking re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. He will go to the poll against Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, as well as Dr Akin Ogunbiyi of the Accord Party including former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Lasun Yusuff, who is the standard-bearer of the Labour Party. Mr Goke Omigbodun is also running the race to be governor on the platform of the Social Democratic Party.
Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu had said the agency had concluded arrangement for the peaceful conduct of the election even as sensitive materials had been moved to the polling areas.
The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, during an election stakeholders meeting in Osogbo said 21,000 police personnel have been deployed for the election.
The election will hold in 3,763 polling units across the 332 polling areas in the state.
FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT 2022 OSUN GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION
- THE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION WILL HOLD ON SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022
- A TOTAL OF 15 CANDIDATES FROM 15 DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION.
- ALL OF THE GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATES ARE MALES
- SIX OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATES ARE FEMALES
- THE REGISTERED VOTERS FOR THE OSUN STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION STANDS AT 1,955,657
- 1,479,595 PERMANENT VOTER CARDS HAVE BEEN COLLECTED AS AT JULY 10, 2022
- TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTRATION AREAS IN OSUN STATE IS 332
- TOTAL POLLING UNITS IN OSUN STATE IS 3,763