Osun Rerun Election: Drama at polling units as voters defy downpour

There was mild drama at Polling Unit 17, Ward 5, Adewale Street, Alekuwodo , Osogbo , when voters that came out to participate in the Osun State governorship rerun election refused to quit the queue in spite of a heavy downpour.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the election process started at 8am on Thursday but at 9:12am , there was heavy downpour which halted the process .

The sudden rainfall had everybody running for cover but voters already in the voting queue, who initially ran for cover , quickly returned when they noticed that others who refused to take cover had moved forward to replace them .

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By the time the rain subsided , all the voters in the queue were already drenched .

The voting , however , continued at 9:30am when everyone ( INEC staff, security , media men and others ) had returned to their posts .

Earlier, some middle -aged men and an elderly woman who came with Permanent Voter Cards from another unit had attempted to cast their votes but were disallowed by vigilant security and party agents .

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