Posted on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:16 AM

Though voting has commenced in some centres, a disturbing news from Osun state, where governorship re-run election is being held today say that some accredited media crew are barred from covering Olode polling unit of Ife South LG by the Police

A suspected thug in the full glare of Police officers had ordered the crew to leave the polling unit or be ready for serious consequence.

Police Commander in charge of the area orders the crew to leave the vicinity immediately that their safety cannot be guaranteed.

In Oshogbo,  some suspected APC chieftains who are not from the area came to the unit where a new voter register was pasted and the PDP Party agent was barred from viewing it. 

Orolu Local Government Area is where observers were turned back by police at checkpoint. The team said that after all plea, they were asked to return to INEC head quarters and get a fresh accreditation before they will be allowed to continue on their journey.

"We were on our way this morning,  got to the checkpoint at Ifon junction Orolu LGA. The securities there stopped us and told us that the INEC ID card is not valid . they later took us to the police station delayed us from about 6.30am to around 8.20am.  Their CP, Mr Alli Janga told us to go and collect letter from INEC office that a group was allowed to pass with a letter from INEC. We were later taken away in a police van and dropped off at the checkpoint they picked us from. Our coordinator Mr. Bukola came talked to them but they refused. They also refused talking to anyone over the phone. We have turned back. Seems no observer group was allowed to go." - KLEEN FOUNDATION

 

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