…the governorship race in Ondo kickstarts at the polls peacefully
The gubernatorial race of choosing who will be the next Governor in Ondo State has started, with Ondo residents trooping out in their numbers to cast their votes peacefully.
Both in Owo, the hometown of the incumbent governor and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu and in Akure, the hometown of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer, Eyitayo Jegede, there were no harassment, violence, electoral malpractice or any reported grievous activities.
However, it was observed that the battle which the Sunshine State and the entire country, had monitored for a long time and waited to be settled at the polls today, defy social distancing protocols.
The electorate was slugging it out to vote their preferred respective candidates, and in this regard failed to honour an important COVID-19 rule of leaving 3-6 metres apart with the next person on the queue.
Also, in Kiribo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of the state, which is the hometown of the deputy governor and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate, Agboola Ajayi, the electioneering had begun without any threat to the peace of the people and the system.
The political pundits and analysts have categorically the Ondo guber election which has just begun in a couple of hours is between Akeredolu and Jegede. However, one can never overlook an upset which can come form Ajayi.