Residents of the ancient city of Ile Ife turned out in force on Saturday to exercise their civic duty in the Osun State Governorship election.
They defied the light rain showers in the early hours, with the vast majority of voters remaining in line to vote.
Voters were seen in long queues at units 003 and 004 of St Gabriel’s, Oyeemo, Ile Ife in the Ife East Local Government Area, casting their votes in an orderly manner.
Mrs. Elizabeth Kolawole, 76, who voted at Unit 004, praised the process, saying it was not as time-consuming as previous experiences.
Kolawole said, “I have been voting since the Western Region days during the time of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo. I have voted in all elections.
“I vote for development. I have voted here today. I voted for good things in Osun State and Ile Ife here. The exercise is peaceful and orderly,” she said.
A nursing mother, Mrs Abeebat, who voted at Unit 003, said she was given preferential treatment by the electoral officers in view of her baby without being allowed to queue up, as she lauded the development, describing it as an encouragement.