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Update on Ekiti gubernatorial election

As the governorship election in Ekiti State gets underway, a fight broke out between supporters of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC in Iyin-Ekiti of Irepodun local government.

PDP agent at 007 polling unit in Odole, Mr. Faromika Ayodeji said the Caretaker Chairman of Irepodun/ Ifelodun Local Government, Major Boluwafemi Awe Tajudeen, retired prevented voters who are not loyal to PDP to be accredited.

Mr. Ayodeji also complained that being an agent, he does not know the total number of accredited voters, adding that the Presiding Officer could not offer explanation over the development.

In a swift reaction, Major Tajuddeen denied the accusation, insisting that he was only ensuring orderliness at the polling units during the election.

In the same vein, an APC party agent, Awe Nurudeen Olawale insisted that his party members were not responsible for the crisis.

Correspondent Alhassan Bala covering the election left reports that security operatives from the Department of State Security were immediately deployed to the area to calm the situation.

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