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26 Nov 2016
Ondo Decides: Live Updates, Results and Situation Report
Today, November 26, the electorates in Ondo, the Sunshine State would march to polling booths across the state to elect the next Chief Servant of the State.
The eventual winner of today’s contest would take over the mantle of leadership from Olusegun ‘Iroko’ Mimiko next year.
Mimiko is expected to take the exit door from the government house, Alagbaka next year having successfully completed his two terms as enshrined in the constitution.
The electoral body had released names of 28 successful candidates who have indicated interest in becoming the next governor of the State.
The battle is, therefore, drawn along this line.
However, among the 28 contenders, three persons have been tipped for the position.
Among the three top candidates are: Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, Olusola Oke of the Allaince for Democracy and Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, who is having the backing of the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko.
Today’s election is likely to witness a massive turnout as electorates are already at their polling booths waiting for electoral materials from INEC officials.
Similarly, heavily armed security officials are already in town to forestall any outbreak of violence during and after the election.
As the governorship election in Ondo State gets underway, men of the Nigerian Army have blocked the federal Ilesha – Akure highway.
DAILY POST gathered that motorists who are plying the road to Lokoja, Benue and other parts of the country are currently stranded along the road at the moment.
Also in Ore, the Benin Ore expressway is temporarily blocked by heavily armed security men.
Many travelers are currently trapped on the ever-busy road.
Meanwhile, as at 9: am, electoral materials are beginning to arrive some pooling booths across the state.
Checks by DAILY POST at 9: 20 a.m on Saturday show that voting and accreditation process have commenced in the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State.
In some polling stations visited by our correspondent, some voters were seen checking for their names in the list.
No fewer than 1,280,580 voters with Permanent Voter Cards are excepted to decide who the governor would be among the 28 contestants.
Although 1,659,186 voters were registered for the election, 378,606 did not turn up to collect their PVCs.