Ondo Decides: Counting of votes ongoing across polling units
Posted by News Express | 26 November 2016 | 1,723 times
Officials of the electoral body in Nigeria have begun the counting of votes at different polling units in the ongoing governorship election in Ondo State to choose a new governor to replace Mr Olusegun Mimiko.
Voters who had cast their votes, parties’ agents and security agents are observing the counting process undertaken by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Voting ended at about 2:30 p.m. local time in most polling units in the election that started at about 8:00 a.m.
Accreditation and voting were held simultaneously.
Two of the four major contenders in the election have raised concerns over issues with card readers that had affected voting process in some polling units.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, had after casting their votes urged INEC to address the issues.
The Federal Government says 26,000 policemen and 15,000 personnel from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have been deployed in the state to maintain law and order along with some army officers. (Channels TV)
•Photo shows INEC officials counting the ballot during an election.