Ondo2020Election Live Updates, Results and Situation Report
Ondo2020Election Live Updates, Results and Situation Report compiled by Fabenmedia.com.ng can be analysed below
Fabenmedia Ondo2020Election Live Updates reports that Ondo State has 18 Local Governmemt Areas which comprises of 203 wards, 3,009 polling units and all this areas will be taking part in the election.
- Akoko North-East (headquarters in Ikare)
- Akoko North-West (headquarters in Okeagbe)
- Akoko South-East (headquarters in Isua)
- Akoko South-West (headquarters in Oka)
- Akure North (headquarters in Iju / Itaogbolu)
- Akure South (headquarters in Akure)
- Ese Odo (headquarters in Igbekebo)
- Idanre (headquarters in Owena)
- Ifedore (headquarters in Igbara Oke)
- Ilaje (headquarters in Igbokoda)
- Ile Oluji/Okeigbo (headquarters in Ile Oluji)
- Irele (headquarters Ode-Irele)
- Odigbo (headquarters in Ore)
- Okitipupa (headquarters in Okitipupa)
- Ondo East (headquarters in Bolorunduro)
- Ondo West (headquarters Ondo Town)
- Ose (headquarters in Ifon)
- Owo (headquarters in Owo Town)
Fabenmedia.com.ng also gathered that no fewer than 17 political parties are to participate in this election exercise.
HERE ARE THE CONTENDERS FOR THE ONDO2020 GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION:
Rotimi Akeredolu – APC
The incumbent governor is seeking re-election under the banner of the APC. He had earlier served the state as attorney-general and was also a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Mr Akeredolu hailed from Owo in Ondo North Senatorial District where he had his primary education. He attended Aquinas College in Akure, Loyola College in Ibadan, and the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he took his law degree.
Mr Akeredolu first ran for governor in 2012 as the flagbearer of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), one of the parties that fused into the APC in 2014.
He ran at that time against the then governor Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party (LP), and Olusola Oke of the PDP.
Mr Akeredolu finished as second runners-up with 143,512 votes behind Mr Oke who polled 155,961 votes and Mr Mimiko who won with 260,199 votes.
In 2016, Mr Akeredolu ran again under the APC and won.
Eyitayo Jegede – PDP
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria hails from Akure, the capital of the state, in Ondo Central senatorial district.
He was the Chancellor of Anglican Communion of Jalingo, Taraba State. Mr Jegede is also a former Chancellor of Anglican Dioceses of Yola and a member of the Implementation Committee of the American University, Yola, Adamawa State, as well as a member, Chairman Board of Governors, ABTI Academy International School and member, Board of Trustees, Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State.
In May 2009, Mr Mimiko appointed him as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State.
There were disputes around his candidacy in 2016 but the court resolved them in his favour a few days to the election, which he lost to Mr Akeredolu of the APC.
Mr Jegede is one of the most popular candidates and has vowed to defeat other contestants.
Agboola Ajayi – ZLP
Agboola Ajayi is a popular grassroots politician who has been in the game since the 80s under the Social Democratic Party (SDP), PDP and APC.
The lawyer and businessman was the chairman of Ese-Odo Local Government Area between 2004 and 2007.
He was later elected to the House of Representatives to represent Ilaje/Ese-Odo federal constituency under the PDP.
At the green chamber, Mr Ajayi was chairman of the house committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2007 and 2010.
He also served as a member of many other committees, including gas, habitat, justice and industry between 2007 and 2011.
The Ese-Odo born politician in Ondo South dumped PDP for APC to run as the runningmate to Mr Akeredolu in the November 26, 2016 governorship election which they won.
But they fought in the buildup to the 2020 election, following which Mr Ajayi joined the PDP. But he left the PDP a month after following his defeat in the party’s governorship primary. He switched camp to the ZLP with the support of former governor Olusegun Mimiko. He also survived attempts by the state’s lawmakers to impeach him after his defection from the APC.
Adelegan Adedapo Oluwaseyi – ADC
Mr Adelegan is a public relations expert and the President and Chairman of Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Before he became the candidate of the ADC, he tried picking the race ticket of the APC under Unity Forum, an APC group formerly opposing the second term ticket for Mr Akeredolu.
He later decamped to become the candidate of the ADC.
Dotun Ojon – YPP
The Young Progressive Party’s (YPP) candidate is the youngest person in the race. The 38-year-old candidate is a journalist and from the minority Ese-Odo council of Ondo South District.
He worked with many media organisations before moving into politics and is popular among the youth of the state.
Despite his minority background, he has boasted that he would win the election.
Rotimi Akindejoye – APC
The candidate of the Accord Party has a history of speaking for the youth. The political science graduate has boasted of getting the support of young people in Ondo but lacks strong structures.
Adekunle Adeleye – AAC
Like the party’s presidential candidate in 2019, Omoyele Sowore, the candidate of AAC in Ondo State, Mr Adeleye has been making use of social media for his campaign.
He also campaigned among the youth with the #RevolutionNow campaign slogan as a way to effect positive change in the state.
There are no information about the candidates of the AA – Joshua Adewole, APGA guber candidate – Olowoloba Dele, APM – Aminu Akeem, APP’s governorship candidate – Olaoluwa Adesanya and LP’s candidate, Taiwo Okunade.
Others are NPP’s candidate – Eniola Ojajuni, NRM’s candidate – Jenyo Atanuoko, and PRP’s candidate – Francis Alli.
The SDP’s candidate, Peter Fasua, said he has stepped down
According to INEC, The list of registered voters are 1,822,346, out of which 1,478,460 voters’ cards were distributed and are eligible to vote, while 343,886 didn’t come for their voters card and are not eligible to vote.
Fabenmedia.com.ng reports that over 33,000 security personnel has been sent to ensure security and safety of materials and voters, as well as the assurance of a free and fair election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) also engaged the services of nothing less than 17,000 Adhoc staffs.
Today Saturday, 10th of October, 2020, the people of Ondo State will gather to vote for their choice in the gubernatorial election.
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Here Are The Live Updates Of The Ondo2020Election (Please Refresh For Latest Updates)
PHOTONEWS: Voters troop out at Ogbese, Akure North LGA as they await commencement of the election.
8am: Voters checking their names in preparation for accreditation at Unit 3, Ward 3 of Akure South LGA
Time: 9:00am Local Government: AKURE SOUTH Ward: 02 – Gbogi/Isikan 1 Polling Unit: 009 Eyitayo Jegede, the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, arrives polling unit with wife.
9:05am: Ward 05 (Igoba/Isinigbo) PU 001, Akure North LGA A massive turnout of voters as voting continues at the unit peacefully. However, COVID-19 safety rules are openly violated.
9:00am: OSE LGA Ward 5 PU 003 (LA) Voting has started. Security are on ground and the atmosphere is peaceful. Voters are seen on their nose masks and they comply with Covid-19 guidelines.
9:12 am: Owo LGA Ward 06 – Iloro PU : 006
officials have begun their duties and police officers are here ensuring orderliness. There’s no observance of the COVID-19 voting protocol.
9:13am: PU 8, Lebi/Ominira/ Ludasa/Oyenusisowa compound, Ward 6, Irele LGA. Voters accreditation has not started.
9:40am: PU 1, Orunbatola/Ayebasan/Ademunimi/Lokoja at Methodist Primary School, Ward 6, Irele 1, Irele LGA Voters accreditation has not started.
9:45am: IDANRE LG Ward 02 PU 09, Youth Center Hall, St Andrews Area Polling Unit, Alade. Election was in progress until rain suddenly began. The electorates lurk around but the cues are gone.
The INEC officials have entered the hall and reset their tables. Security operatives are now letting voters in one after the other but the process is now extremely slow.
8:39am: Ileoluji/Oke-Igbo (Ondo South Sen. District), Ward 2, PU 006 (Temidire). Accreditation is about to commence.
9:20 AM: Akoko NorthWest… Arigidi /Iye I ward 1 PU 013 Aged people vote first, although amidst poor compliance with COVID19 public health measures.
9:24am: PU 3, Akarigbo House, Ward 9, Irele 4, Irele LGA. Voters accreditation has not started. People are waiting in queues to vote.
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