Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Ademola Adeleke, says he was allowed to jump the queue at his polling units to cast his ballot on Saturday by his admirers who were also waiting to cast their votes.
Adeleke cast his vote at Unit 009, Ward 02, Abogunde/Sagba, Ede North in Osun state.
Responding to questions from journalists on why he jumped the queue to vote ahead of those he met at the polling unit, the PDP governorship candidate said the voters allowed that to happen because they loved him.
“It was the people that invited me to come forward and cast my ballot. They asked me to step forward and go the front,” he said.
Asked if he’ll continue in that manner without “regard for the common man” when he gets to office, Adeleke replied, “You can see me; I love my people. And that will not stop when elected.”
He rated the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness for the poll as “fantastic.”
The PDP candidate said from feelers from across the state, there had been calmness, adding that he expects the situation to remain the same throughout the voting period.
On the rumoured plan of vote-buying by political opponents, Adeleke said the process was just starting and he hoped they would remain rumours.
“We want this election to be a point of contact for 2023. The whole world is watching us and this is going to be a test for us all. So, let Osun people decide who they want,” he said.