Osun State governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the state acting chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Elder Adebiyi Adelowo condemned the killing.
He wondered why some politicians resort to violence for relevance.
Aregbesola maintained that the criminal conduct of some politicians in the state must be checked to avoid anarchy.
He, however, commended security forces for maintaining order during the exercise.
Aregbesola said: ‘’I received some scattered information about developments that were not quite major threats to the security of the state and as a result, I want to commend the effort of security agencies so far .”
He also praised residents for their commitment to orderly elections.
‘’When you contrast the situation with the tradition before, when this kind of exercise generated tension, acrimony, violence and bloodletting, it gives me joy that my campaign for a moral rebirth, attitudinal change and general ethical reform is catching on.
‘’Indeed, our state is evolving to the land of the virtuous. With this situation, Osun may record the best election in Nigeria.”
Suspected thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also attacked the residence of Babajide Omowoware, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate for Osun East senatorial district.
In Ilesha, security operatives discovered a pump action gun, cutlasses and N1 million cash in the house of a PDP chieftain, Major Oluwole Olukanni(rtd).
Olukanni’s boys were also alleged to have snatched a ballot box at ward 11 unit 5 before the discoveries.
The PDP chieftain has since been detained at the Area Commander’s office, Ilesha.