2 killed in Osun, APC chieftain’s house razed

Two people were killed in Osun State yesterday and a house razed though that the Presidential and National Assembly elections were peaceful in most part of the state with large turnout.
In Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun State, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Yomi Ademola, aka Hunger, was killed by some political thugs at Idi-Oro area of the town.
Candidate of the PDP for Ifelodun, Boripe and Odo-otin Federal Constituency, Mr Kayode Oduoye while confirmed the incident lamented the death of Yomi who defected to PDP from All Progressive Congress recently.
He said the matter was reported to the police and that three persons have been arrested over the killing.
The Commissioner of Police in Charge of election in Osun state, Sam Okaula confirmed the incident.
Similarly, Personal Assistant to a member of Osun State House of Assembly, Folorunso Bamisayemi representing Ife South State constituency, simply identified as Dauda was shot dead by yet to be identified persons.
Also, at the Ife South Local Government, a building belonging to a former member of Osun State House of Assembly who is a chieftain of APC, Hon Yunusa Adebisi was set ablaze by some hoodlums. His vehicles were also destroyed.
Aside from the incidents in Ikirun and Ife South, accreditation of voters started early as electoral officials and materials and the voting took place peacefully.
Osun state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for the successful conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The governor disclosed this after casting his vote at the Ifofin unit 04, Ward 08 in Ilesha East Local Government of Osun.
According to him, the on-going 2015 general election in the state is far better than what was witnessed in the August 9th governorship election in the state in 2014.
He also commended the security arrangement, which he described as being civil in contrast with what the people of the state experienced in the last August poll in the state.
Similarly, the Director of Media, PDP presidential campaign organization and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, in his remarks, adjudged the election process as being on course.
Fani-Kayode however noted that the issue of the card readers not being able to capture the thumb prints of many people was worrisome.
He said the PDP would be “cautiously hopeful” that the hitches recorded would not have major negative impact on the outcome of the poll.
Speaking in similar vein, Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan, said the poll was peaceful in his area. He said INEC officials and security agencies discharged their duties well.

The Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District, Professor Olusola Adeyeye also commended the process as he described the introduction of card readers in the nation’s electioneering process as a round peg in a round hole.
Adeyeye who is seeking a re-election to the Senate on the platform of APC said card reader worked well for accreditation than manual process.
The APC senatorial candidate said this shortly after he voted at Ward 8, unit 1 at Oke-Alafa in Ora-Igbomina, his country home. He expressed pleasure at the conduct of the officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Also speaking, the Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Philippines, Dr Yemi Farounbi said Nigeria would get it right in the on-going election and that Nigeria will live to the expectation of the world.
He spoke when he voted at Unit 01, Ward 8, Akesin area in his hometown in Ora-Igbomina in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun state. He also commended Nigerians for embracing peace during elections.
Chairman of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, (FERMA) Engineer Jide Adeniji while speaking said Nigeria’s destiny is tied to 2015 election.
Adeniji who is the Coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation in Osun state spoke with our correspondent shortly after casting his vote at ward 2, unit 4, Isedo poling unit in Ila-Orangun.