Ajimobi explains low turnout for polls as Ladoja alleges irregularities

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BADAN – Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday attributed low turnout of  voters  in the governorship to apathy.

Ajimobi, who is seeking re-election, said the voters were  more eager for change at the federal level than in the .

“In some states they want continuity and feel that once the government at the top has been changed, the one at the state level is of less concern to them,’’ he said.

Ajimobi, who cast his vote at Ward 11 Unit 20 of Community Grammar School, Oluyole Extension in Ibadan SouthWest Local Government Area, commended the conduct of the .


“The process is commendable, transparent and excellent.

“ The of pockets of violence during the elections  has been addressed  by the appropriate Iauthority.
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“ We should expect such violence in an environment like this,’’ Ajimobi, who was accompanied to the centre by his wife, Florence and  a daughter, said.

The governor said that reports reaching him indicated that the elections had been peaceful.

He said that the elections had been so far the best in the history of the country.

“INEC has corrected the lapses that occurred in the last election and this made the governorship and of Assembly elections to be very smooth,’’ Ajimobi said.

But  Sen. Rashidi Ladoja, the Accord Party in Oyo State, on Saturday expressed displeasure with the electoral process in some polling units within the Ibadan metropolis.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ladoja, a former governor of the state, said this while addressing newsmen after his accreditation at Ward 10, Unit 13 at Ondo Street, Old Bodija, Ibadan.
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