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PDP chieftain slums, dies during accreditation in Osun

Posted: Apr 12, 2015 at 10:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti Osogbo  

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ilesa, Osun State, slumped and died during the accreditation exercise for the state House of Assembly and governorship elections on April 11.

The deceased, identified as Abiodun Ajirotutu, was until his death the party chairman in Ward 2, Ireti Ayo Unit in Ilesa West Local Government Aea.

The development caused confusion among PDP leaders in the area but some politicians still summoned courage to perform their civic responsibility.Governor Rauf Aregbesola, his wife, Sherifat, and his mother voted at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 4, Ilesa West Local Government Area.

Some politicians complained of poor performance by the card readers, saying that it failed some of the electorate.A total of 189 candidates from 17 registered political parties contested to fill the 26 seats in the state House of Assembly.