Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has commenced registration and revalidation of members across the 16 local government areas of Kwara State, with the exercise holding peacefully and orderly across the state.
The exercise, which commenced on Tuesday, witnessed large turnout of members in several parts of Ilorin metropolis and across other senatorial districts, while the turnout was low but peaceful in a few polling units.
Our correspondent who monitored the situation reports that the exercise was generally peaceful in all the polling units visited across Kwara Central Senatorial District.
The atmosphere was very peaceful and calm at Alapa/Onire/Odegiwa ward 001 polling unit when our reporter visited the unit and over 143 party members have been registered and revalidated as at 3:15pm.
The registration officer at the unit, Jimoh Tunde Idiagbon, said the situation has been very peaceful and calm.
Similarly, the situation was very peaceful and calm at Isale Koko polling unit 010, 005 and 012 polling units, Gambari Ward ll and hundreds of members have been registered and revalidated as at 12:46pm when our reporter visited the units.
When our reporter visited Ibagun ward of Ilorin East local government, the registration and revalidation was going on smoothly.
At at 1:00pm when our correspondent visited Sebura zone of Ibagun ward, over 100 members have been registered and revalidated at 001, 002 and 023 polling units
The registration officers at the units, Mashood Latifat, Akanbi Teslimat and Adebayo Muhammed Qozeem appreciated members of the party for conducting themselves peacefully.
At Idigba 004, Adewole ward, Ilorin West local government, 132 members have been registered and revalidated as at 12:15pm.
Officers in charge of the unit, Saka Falilat and Na’Allah Aliu Babatunde, attributed the peaceful atmosphere at the unit to high level of maturity and understanding among members of the party.
At Ode Balogun Fulani 002 and 003 polling units in Ilorin South local government, the situation was very peaceful and orderly when our reporter visited the units.
The supervisor in charge of the units, Afolabi Shittu, thanked party members and supporters for conducting themselves orderly.
Former House of Representatives member Mashood Mustapha had his own membership revalidated at his polling unit Aiyelabegan 025 in Alanamu Ward of Ilorin West.
In Kwara North and Kwara South, the exercise was held peacefully.
Senator Umar Sadiq (Kwara North) had his membership revalidated at his Osiwera polling unit in Kaiama Ward 2, while the immediate past commissioner for local government, chieftaincy affairs and community development did his own membership revalidation at Zango Polling unit of Kaiama Ward 3.