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Osun Decides: I Still Have Faith In Nigeria – 95-Year-old Voter

A 95-year-old man, Adekunle Benjamin and 90 year-old woman, Mrs Shabina Oladipo, on Saturday voted in the  Osun governorship election.

The nonagenarians cast their votes at Unit 7, Ward 8, in Oogi Town, Ayedaade Local Government of the State.

Speaking with newsmen, Pa. Benjamin, said he came out early to vote because of his faith in a better Nigeria.

“I came out as early as 7.00 a.m to cast my vote for my preferred candidate”, he said.

Benjamin, who claimed to be voting since 1952, said that he also came out to vote for a better economy.

“I am 95 years of age and I had been voting since 1952. I still have faith in this country. I am here to exercise my civic responsibility and to vote for my candidate for better dividend of democracy”, he said.

He appealed to candidates in the election not to see the election as a do-or-die affair.

“Politics is a game and not a fight. No matter what the outcome of the election might be, the winner and the looser should see themselves as one”,  he said.

Benjamin commended INEC for the timely arrival of their officials at the polling unit.

On her part, 90-year-old Mrs Oladipo, said she came out early to vote because of her desire for peace and development of the state.

Oladipo said she believed that her preferred candidate would fulfil his campaign promises. 

In her remarks, the Presiding Officer of the polling units,  Asogwa Ngozika, said they arrived at the polling unit at 6:30 a.m, adding that the electorate were also orderly.

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