There is a plot to rig the Osun State governorship election in Ward 8 Unit 1, Kajola Village in Orolu Local Government area, Sahara Reporters can authoritatively confirm.
When our correspondent visited the polling unit, members of the community were being screened by some thugs. The residents were asked to tender their PVCs and were asked which party they belonged to. Failure to answer this question meant the residents were sent back, while those who answered that they were for the All Progressives Congress (APC) were allowed to pass.
Upon arrival at the polling unit, Sahara Reporters noticed that the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was absent at the unit, and that voting had already begun with heavy security presence.
The polling unit in this area is located in a very thick bush, rendering access to the area very difficult.
The scenario in Kajola mirrors SaharaReporters' findings in Disu, also in Orolu Local Government Area of the state, where residents refused to vote until adequate security was provided, following attacks on their farms on Wednesday by thugs they accused of being loyal to the APC.
The residents had alleged that the thugs threatened them against coming out to vote today, stating that if they did so, they would regret it.
They said most of them could not sleep in their homes on Wednesday night, as the safety of their lives could not be guaranteed.