LIVE UPDATES: We’re liveblogging the #OsunDecides election here

The Osun State governorship election holds today 9 August, 2014.

Twenty candidates representing 20 political parties are vying for the right to reside at the Osun Government House in Osogbo, but our analysts say that the contest is between Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Iyiola Omisore, a former Senator and candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

A total of 1,407,222 registered voters spread across three Senatorial Districts are expected to cast their votes in 332 Wards, 3,010 Polling Units, and 3,379 Voting Points in the state. Osogbo, the state capital, has the highest number of registered voters with a 110,670, followed closely by Ife Central with a voting population of 95,471.

19 domestic and 10 foreign observers were accredited by INEC to monitor the election, a total of 15,000 soldiers, 30,000 policemen, 8,000 DSS operatives and 20,000 NSCDC personnel were deployed to ensure that the peace is kept and that the Osun election is free and fair.37

YNaija’s Cheta Nwanze, Godwin Akanfe, Adedayo Ademuwagun and Bayo Omoboriowo are in Osun State and will be bringing you live updates from the ground. We also have a war room in Lagos where Chude Jideownwo, Chioma Agwuegbo, Tolu Ogunlesi, Yemi Adamolekun, Ayokunle Odekunle,  Akin Oyebode and Joachim MacEbong will guide you through the action as it happens. You can also follow our live updates on Twitter.

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