High turnout of voters in Ikare-Akoko
Massive number of voters turned up in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday for the governorship election.
According to News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) majority of Polling Unit they visited a high turnout of voters who lined up in orderly queues to cast in their votes.
Security Agencies showed up to ensure Peace and Tranquility in the voting Arena
Police operatives and those of the Federal Road Safety Commission and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Commission mounted some roadblocks in parts of the metropolis.
The Presiding Officer at Unit 002, Orun Ward 1, when speaking to NAN said accreditation and voting began at the polling unit at 8.30 a.m., with a fairly large turnout of voters.
“We first checked their body temperature levels and sanitised their hands, before checking their cards with the card reader, after which they are accredited and voting is conducted simultaneously,’’ he said.
Ondo State has a population of 3.5 million, with 1.47 million registered voters expected to vote in 3,009 polling units in the 18 local government areas of the state.
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