The Ondo State Local Government Election has started as accreditation and voting have commenced.
It was gathered that at some polling units, accreditation of voters and voting began at exactly 9.30am but it was a different case in other units as late arrival of voting materials delayed the process with some units yet to get their voting materials as of 10.30am.
The exercise, which was earlier scheduled to hold in April 2020, was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, Yomi Dinakin, had announced last month that the election would hold on August 22.
“Notice is hereby given that the poll for chairmanship and councilorship elections shall hold on Saturday, 22nd of August, 2020.
“Accreditation and voting start 8am on that day and closes 3pm to give room for collation. All vehicular movement shall be restricted except those on essential and election duties. Markets and shops shall remain closed within the period,” Dinakin had said.