- The Ondo local government election has commenced across the state
- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was among those to cast their votes
- The governor described the conduct of the election as a huge success
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The governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu on Saturday, August 22, voted in the ongoing local government election.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu who was accompanied by his wife, Betty Anyanwu- Akeredolu voted at his Owo country home, at Ward 5, Unit 6 Ijebu Owo.
Photos shared by the governor showed him and his wife in high spirits as they got accredited and cast their vote at the polling unit.
While commending the conduct of the local government poll, Akeredolu described it as a huge success.
Speaking after he cast his vote, the governor described the turnout for the election as impressive, adding that the general feedback from around the state has been very encouraging.
He said: "It is clear that they trust the free and credible process which began months ago and has led to this day. The process has not been without a few hiccups, majorly complaints of inadequate voting materials and delays which ODIEC is addressing."
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday, August 21, released a full list of candidates from all eligible political parties that will take part in the Ondo gubernatorial poll.
According to a statement by INEC's national commissioner and chairman of information and voter education committee, Festor Okoye, the candidates will be contesting for state and local government offices.
The commission said that earlier in July 2020, it released a provisional list of from 17 political parties before which four of them made some substitutions.
The parties which made the substations are the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and African Democratic Congress (ADC).
In a related development, business mogul Jimoh Ibrahim had told the ruling APC in Ondo to open its doors to receive more defectors from the PDP and other parties.
Ibrahim disclosed this on Wednesday, August 19, when he received the APC working committee led by the chairman, Ade Adetimehin.
The business mogul speaking at his country home in Igbotako, Okitipupa local government, said the people of Ondo were happy with the giant strides of the APC government.
According to Ibrahim, the governor of Ondo, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had steered the ship of the state from financial strangulation. While noting that he would soon respond to Adetimehin's request to join the APC, Ibrahim said Akeredolu's secret to success was that he had more strength and less of weakness.
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