LIVE UPDATES: Ondo governorship election

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Eligible voters in Ondo state will today vote to elect another governor that will govern the affairs of the state for another years in office.

Seventeen political parties, including the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, are fielding candidates in today’s governorship election in Ondo State.

However, there are only three main contestants and analysts have predicted the poll will largely be a three-horse race.

The three parties are the ruling APC, PDP, and the Zenith Labour Party, with Akeredolu, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, and Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi as the respective candidates.

Here are the live updates from the Sunshine state.

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INEC adhoc staff arrived at Ijebu Owo, ward 5, Unit six as early 6.50 am with voting materials.

This is where the incumbent is expected to cast his vote.

Security men are available at the polling unit

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Voters checking for their names at Ifowosopo ward 1 unit 10, Akoko north east. Security and inec officials already at the polling centre.

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INEC adhoc officials now at Odo-Odigbo unit unit 6 Ward 10 under Ondo West Local government.

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has commended the turnout of voters for the election.

Accompanied by his wife, Betty, Govenor Akeredolu expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the exercise at Ijebu- Owo and other parts of Owo.

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Former governor, Olusegun Mimiko arrives Lodasa polling unit 20 ward 07

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#OndoDecides2020: Emeka Ononamadu, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Enugu state commends the large turnout out of voters and peaceful conduct.

Ononamadu who is monitoring the exercise in Owo, Ose and Akoko Southwest local government areas, said this is an improvement.

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#OndoDecides2020: Person living with disability making his way to vote in Ile-Oluji.

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#OndoDecides2020: Party agents allege vote buying at Adaramoye Polling Unit 2, Ward 2, Ilara-Mokin, Ifedore Local Government.

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#OndoDecides2020: Accreditation and voting ongoing at Fagbote Polling Unit 18, Ward 3, Akure South Local Government Area.

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#OndoDecides2020: Sorting underway at Oka Akoko Unit 5, Ward 5, Akoko South West.

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The Youth Initiative for Advocacy Growth and Advancement Africa in it’s mid-day preview of the ongoing Ondo Governorship election, has commended INEC on the deployment of election material and security personnel.

Brieifng journalists at its situation room in Akure, YIAGA AFRICA  says it received 13 major incident reports of Vote buying, disruption of voting process, and vote interference.

It recommended that INEC should ensure that form EC8A for each polling unit is uploaded on the INEC result viewing portal and also post information on polling units where elections did not hold or results were cancelled.

 

SOT : Cynthia Mbamalu- YIAGA AFRICA

NEWSBAR / ONDO ELECTION _ YIAGA Africa WORRIED ABOUT RATE OF VOTE

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