ILESHA (OSUN) – Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun on Saturday decried the low turnout of voters in the State House of Assembly election in the state.
Aregbesola, while speaking with newsmen in his home town, Ilesha, after voting said, the turnout of voters were far lower than that of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The governor, who voted at Ifonfin ward 8, unit 4, Ilesha, however, commended the people of the state for conducting themselves peacefully during the election.
He also lauded INEC and the security agencies for being more responsive to duty.
In a similar development, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ilase-Ijesha, Mr Francis Fadahunsi, also decried the low turnout of voters in his constituency.
He attributed the low turnout to ‘scare tactics’ employed by the ruling party and low morale of the PDP loyalists.
He said his community were already discouraged by the recent happenings in the state and the results of March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Reacting to the low turnout of voters, the State Chairman of APC, Mr Gboyega Famoodun, said the low turnout of voters in the state could be attributed to lack of knowledge of legislative politics by the people.
He said the people were not directly feeling the work and impacts of the state lawmakers, which resulted to the voters apathy being experienced in the state. (NAN)
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