Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in today’s Osun West Senatorial bye-election, Senator Mudasiru Hussain, has described the exercise as peaceful and smooth.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the bye-election, Ademola Adeleke, younger brother of late Senator Isiaka Adeleke, also expressed optimism of victory in the poll.
He arrived his polling unit, Ward 2, Unit 9 Abogunde Compound in Ede North Local Government around 8.30 am and voted 8.34am after he had been screened and accredited.
He said he was satisfied with the process so far, adding that his participation in the poll was a shower of blessings.
Meanwhile, the early morning drizzle did not prevent voters from going to their polling units to vote.
Electoral materials arrived most polling units our correspondent visited in Ede North, Ede South and Egbedore council areas on time.
The turnout was not impressive in most polling units except Ward 7, Unit 5 Olorin/Olode in Ede South as many people to came out enmass to exercise their civic duties.
However, the voters complained that ballot papers for the unit was incomplete.
The presiding officer for the unit, Vera Umejeih, confirmed that the ballot papers were not complete, saying they received 544 instead of 547 ballot papers.
A PDP chieftain, Alhaji Kamoru Olagoke, from Unit 7, Sabo Agbongbe 1 Ward 6, said the process was going on smoothly, adding that the impression that the turn out was poor was because voters do their accreditation, screening and voting at once and many of them leave after the exercise.
Also at Oloba Atapara Ward 1 Unit 10, the exercise was described as satisfactory by voters. They acknowleged excellent performance of the card reader machines and enough electoral materials.