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August, 18

Modakeke Boys Threaten To Disrupt Osun Guber Poll

Boys from the nearby hamlet of Modakeke are threatening to scuttle the ongoing Osun governorship election in the historic town of Ile-Ife, causing tangible tension.

Modakeke protesters claim that by establishing new polling places for Ile-Ife on their property, INEC violated their rights to privacy. Years of harsh intercommunal conflicts over territorial disputes have been experienced by Ife and Modakeke.

Men from the State Security Service (SSS) were compelled to intervene due to the security danger, and they are now stationed along the main streets in Akarabata ward to fend off the belligerent adolescents.

One SSS official who spoke with Peoples Gazette while addressing voters at Lagere area in Ife said, “We have slight issue this morning. Some boys from Modakeke were threatening the voters, so we have to relocate them.

READ MORE: INEC Sets July 31 As Voter Registration Deadline

“Unit 3, Ward 10, Akarabata in Ife Central was directly affected, although this is a new PU, so we have to redirect the voters back to their old PU to prevent violence,” the DSS officer said.

Polling Units 3 and 5 are impacted. PU 7 in front of Oranmiyan Shopping Plaza has been designated as the polling place for voters from these two PUs.

At Polling Unit 3 however, voting had yet to begin as of the time this report was filled up.

But voting is still going on at PU5.

According to The Gazette, the shifting of voting places made it impossible for voters in the Akarabata ward to find their polling places.

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Boys from the nearby hamlet of Modakeke are threatening to scuttle the ongoing Osun governorship election in the historic town of Ile-Ife, causing tangible tension.

Modakeke protesters claim that by establishing new polling places for Ile-Ife on their property, INEC violated their rights to privacy. Years of harsh intercommunal conflicts over territorial disputes have been experienced by Ife and Modakeke.

Men from the State Security Service (SSS) were compelled to intervene due to the security danger, and they are now stationed along the main streets in Akarabata ward to fend off the belligerent adolescents.

One SSS official who spoke with Peoples Gazette while addressing voters at Lagere area in Ife said, “We have slight issue this morning. Some boys from Modakeke were threatening the voters, so we have to relocate them.

READ MORE: INEC Sets July 31 As Voter Registration Deadline

“Unit 3, Ward 10, Akarabata in Ife Central was directly affected, although this is a new PU, so we have to redirect the voters back to their old PU to prevent violence,” the DSS officer said.

Polling Units 3 and 5 are impacted. PU 7 in front of Oranmiyan Shopping Plaza has been designated as the polling place for voters from these two PUs.

At Polling Unit 3 however, voting had yet to begin as of the time this report was filled up.

But voting is still going on at PU5.

According to The Gazette, the shifting of voting places made it impossible for voters in the Akarabata ward to find their polling places.

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