OndoDecides2020: Security Agencies Identify 27 Flash Points Ahead Of Polls

27 different flash points have been identified in Ondo State by security agents. These are part of the possible hinderances as deserving attention when voters come to exercise their civic duties today to elect the governor of the state for the next four years.

The 27 areas have been identified by the security agencies as flash points and it is expected that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will also give them due attention. But none of the said locations have been disclosed for security reasons.

Meanwhile, security has already been increased in all boundary towns with the police pledging the safety of all in the state.

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However, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG)which is a coalition of over 400 civil society organizations has cried out yesterday over what it called an invasion of the state by some governors.

The Chairman, Transition Monitoring Group, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said at a pre-election press briefing that the refusal of these governors to leave the state constituted a threat to the peaceful and credible conduct of the election.

Meanwhile, the Inependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it had appointed someone from the same town as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to be the Chief Returning Officer for the election.

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The commission said that not only was the allegation untrue, it would not share its responsibility of appointing officials with anyone.

A source in INEC who does not want to be mentione confirmed the situation ahead of the election, that more attention was being paid to security in order to protect the sanctity of the ballot.


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