Some chieftains of political parties and residents of Oyo State have commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the elections.
The gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections are currently going on in 33 local government areas in the state.
Some chieftains of political parties who spoke with newsmen, included the Senator-elect in Oyo South, Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli and the gubernatorial candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Joshua Kayode Popoola.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain who spoke with journalists, commended the INEC over what he called improvement from the previous elections.
Alli spoke after he cast his vote at Biiro compound, unit 22, ward 3 in Ibadan North local government area.
He said “They started on time. This is unlike what happened when they arrived late during the last elections. They have mastered the BVAS.
“There is nothing like voter apathy. Maybe due to the fact that they started early unlike in the last elections.
“Many people have voted and they have gone. By the time they announce the results, you will see that the number of voters will be more than the people who voted in the last elections”.
Popoola in his remarks commended the INEC for the early arrival of the electoral materials.
Popoola addressed journalists after he cast his vote at unit 1, ward 10 in Ibadan North East local government area.
He said, “The process is going on very well. INEC officials came out on time. People have come and gone.
“People have cast their vote and they have gone. We do not have any challenge today”.