A former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Saturday cast their votes in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections in the state.
Daily Trust reports that Obasanjo arrived at his place of birth, situated at unit 22, ward 11, Olusomi compound, Sokori Area, in Owu, Abeokuta at exactly 9:54am and voted few minutes afterwards.
Governor Amosun on his part arrived his birthplace, Unit 8, Ward 6, located at Itagbangba, Itoko Oke-Aleji at exactly 10:55 am and waited on the queue till 11:22am to cast his vote.
Our correspondents report that while Obasanjo is reportedly backing the ADC candidate, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka (GNI), Amosun is alleged to be backing the APM candidate, Adekunle Abdulkabir Akinlade, against his party’s APC candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
Obasanjo who declined comments after casting his votes, was however responding to volleys of hailing and praise-singing by his community people, especially the youths who came to catch a glimpse of the former president.
On his part, Amosun, after casting his vote with his wife, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, said he was impressed with the peaceful conduct of the election and the conduct of electoral officials.
“We are happy that everything is going well and peaceful. We hope this would be like that throughout the period of sorting and counting of votes and the announcement of results,” he said.
He also called for the reduction of the number of the registered political parties in the country to maximum of six representing the geo-political zones to be contesting for national elections.