Connect with us

Metro

OSUN GUBER POLL: Youths protest, beat police officer

Published

on

The Osun State Governorship elections witnessed a case of voter disruption on Saturday, as youths expressed their dissatisfaction.

The incident happened at the Polling Unit 11, Ward 7 in Kajola, Atakumosa West Local Government Area of the state.

This was as a result of the arrest of some residents by security officers stationed at the unit.

An eyewitness who spoke to BBC Pidgin, revealed that the men adorned the uniform of one of the security agencies, and picked the residents without explanation.

The incident later snowballed into an argument between voters and political party agents which turned violent.

Read also:EFCC operatives storm Osun to curb vote buying

“They beat the police officer stationed at the polling unit who intervened in the matter. It was the fight which led to the damage of the ballot box.

“This was why the police officer called for reinforcement that led to the visit of the DPO,” another eyewitness said.

Prof Abdulganiyu Raji, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Osun State, was at the scene of the incident.

Furthermore, the Police secured the damaged ballot box as the residents were said to be in disagreement over what to do.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

eight + 7 =

Investigations