OSOGBO – Security was beefed up in Osogbo as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries began on Saturday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN reports that there was tight security around GMT Hotel, the venue of the primaries.
Men and officers of Nigeria Police, Department of State Security and Nigerian Security and Civil defence Corps were seen manning the entrance of the hotel.
Those entering the venue were searched, while those without accreditation were turned back.
Only accredited journalists were allowed into the venue of the event.
Cars were not allowed into the premises of the hotel, while Federal Road Safety Commission marshals had hectic time controlling vehicular movement in the area.
NAN reports that supporters of the aspirants for the primary were seen with placards, singing solidarity songs, few metres away from the venue of the primary.
But many traders were seen around the venue of the primary doing brisk business.
Those contesting are: Sen. Iyiola Omisore, a former Osun deputy governor; Akinlabi Olasunanmi a former Minister of Youth Development; and Chief Oluwole Oke, a former member of House of Representatives.
Alhaji Adetunji Adeleke, announced his withdrawal from the race on Friday.