TVC E. In Ondo State today the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is unperturbed and going ahead with the election this morning to pick a new governor for the Sunshine State. Femi Akande TVC News correspondent reports.
The election is holding on the eve of highly contentious and acrimonious struggle between Eyitayo Jegede of the Markafi-led faction of the PDP and Jimoh Ibrahim of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction on who is the authentic PDP standard bearer which the Appeal Court eventually resolved in facour of Jegede.
For most of yesterday, sensitive electoral materials were moved to the local government offices of the commission while the 26, 000 security agents perfected strategies to ensure a hitch-free voting.
The three leading candidates for today’s election – Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP, Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC and Olusola Oke of the AD – were also involved in last-minute quiet house-to-house campaigns across the state.