Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turn out of voters for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
Aregbesola, who spoke after casting his vote at 11:50 am at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 1 Polling Unit in Ilesa, also commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of the exercise.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aregbesola arrived at the polling unit with his wife, Sherifat, at 11:38 am.
The governor said the large turnout of voters and their peaceful conduct was a signal to their desire to elect a leader of their choice.
” I must commend the voters for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner and for coming out in their large numbers.
” This is the beauty of democracy,’’ he said.
The governor also used the opportunity to dismiss the speculation that the payment of workers’ full salary before the election was for political reasons.