Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Security was beefed up in Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday following the conduct of the governorship election in the state.
The road leading to Ile-Ife from Akure and Ibadan was temporarily closed with heavy presence of security personnel on the road.
Also, the Akure/Ilesa express road which leads to the northern part of the country was also manned by security operatives who patrol the road.
Some new unregistered cars numbering 30 were prevented from moving on the road by the soldiers despite pleas by the drivers who said they were going to Abuja before they were stopped.
The cars were not released to the drivers as at the time of filing this report and a soldier informed that the cars will not be released until after the election.
In Yemoo ward, More, ife East Local Government Area of the state where the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Sen. Iyiola Omisore voted, there were no fewer than 30 security operatives holding various weapons.
The voters who trooped out in large number to vote expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election, saying the election started at the appropriate time and it was conducted peacefully.
Commenting on the exercise, Omisore who voted at unit 003, Yemoo ward in More area of Ile-Ife said the votes of the people must be allowed to count.
He urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that the votes cast by electorate count and resist overtures by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which he alleged plans to