One of the observers monitoring the Ondo governirship election, Mr Nelson Ekujumi of the Transition Monitoring Group has given kudos for the organisation of the election so far.
He said: “So far, I have visited close to 50 polling units and my observations are that: INEC personnel arrived at their polling units on time; by 7.12am most of them were already at their polling units.
“I started from somewbere around Fiwasaiye Girls Secondary School and I have gone as far as Owo Road. I noticed that in many places voters were at the polling units beflre the arrival of INEC officials.
“There is a good presence of security men at polling stations; we have an average of 4 to 5 personnel at each polling unit. Happily enough, I have not seen any military presence anywhere.
“I have observed that voting and accreditation started simultaneuosly at 8.00am at most polling units and so far everything is going on smoothly.”
Ekujumi said the turnout is okay, but can be better. He added: “I expect more people will come as time goes on.”
He said so far, he has not witnessed any incident of Card Reader failure.