February 21, 2024

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Ondo: Large turnout as voting begins in Akoko North-East/North-West bye-election

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The bye-election into the Akoko North-East/North-West Federal Constituency witnessed a large turnout of voters on Saturday.

The process commenced at 8:00 a.m., with voters already in line to exercise their franchise.

At Ikado 2, Unit 5, in Ugbe Akoko, Akoko North-East, voting materials and polling officials arrived as early as 7:00 a.m.

In other polling units visited, the process was hitch-free, with the BVAS machine working perfectly.

Also, DAILY POST observed that men from the Nigeria Police, NSCDC, Army, and other security agencies were on the ground to maintain peace and forestall any form of violence.

Meanwhile, there were restrictions on movement in the affected areas, with security operatives mounting roadblocks and checkpoints.

The bye-election was coming up following the resignation of the former member representing the constituency, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, following his appointment as Minister of Interior by President Bola Tinubu.

The election is being contested by no fewer than thirteen political parties.



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