A total of five thousand policemen have been mobilised to ensure peaceful conduct of today’s local government election, in which ten political parties will slug it out in the eighteen local government areas of the state.
It is time for ten political parties to test their strength in the local government election in Ondo State.
The major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has pulled out of the contest, a situation that has made the contest less competitive.
The Zenith Labour Party will not also take part in the election.
The build-up to the election has been trailed by pockets of violence in Idanre and Ondo West Local Government areas.
The state police command has assured that it is up to the task of conducting peaceful council poll, with deployment of officers and men to the eighteen local government areas.
The Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami said no fewer than 7,000 security personnel have deployed to monitor the election.
Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, Prof Yomi Dinakin has assured participating political parties of neutrality.