Women protest alleged disruption of voting process by thugs in Ile-Ife

From John Dike, Osogbo

No fewer than 30 women have registered their displeasure and protested the alleged invasion of Unit 3, Ward 17, Oja Tuntun area in Ile-Ife, Osun state by political thugs.

The political thugs, according to the women, reportedly invaded the unit and carted away ballot boxes in the process.

The women who spoke with newsmen, said the hoodlums denied them their rights to vote for the candidates of their choice.

They were seen protesting openly within the vicinity of their voting unit, shouting and alleging that the opposition party in the state sent the thugs to prevent them from voting.

Speaking with journalists, one of the women who craved anonymity, said some suspected hoodlums armed with dangerous weapons stormed their polling unit asking them to vote for a particularly candidate contrary to their wish.

According to her: “Some political thugs working for the opposition party brought some hoodlums to attack us preventing us from voting against their choice of candidate into the State House of Assembly.

“Can you force somebody to vote for your candidate when he or she had already made up his mind on whom to vote for, what kind of country are we in?. Because we refused to vote for the candidate they want us to vote for, they snatched and made away with our ballot boxes and went away.”

However, our correspondent observed that there was not a single security agent on ground to confirm the report.

The protesting women pleaded with journalists to help publicise their ordeal in the hands of thugs having a free day in the area.

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