Thirteen candidates are to contest for the well publicized Ondo state governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 20th October 2012.
Those who are contesting the governorship election are: Oluwarotimi O. Akeredolu Esq, Action Congress of Nigeria; Adeuti Stephen Taiye, Allied Congress Party of Nigeria; Hon. Adeyemi Bolarinwa, All Nigerian Peoples Party; Comr. Oladimeji T. Adegoroye, African Political System; Olaseguri Gbenga Festus, Better Nigeria Peoples Party; Builder Omoyele A. Olurunda, Change Advocacy Party; Prince O. Ehinlanwo, Congress for Progressive Change; Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Labour Party; Lawrence B. Oladipo, National Conscience Party; Abukanlu James Olusola, National Solidarity Democratic Party; Mr. Adetusin O. Victor, Peoples Democratic Change; Chief Olusola Oke, Peoples Democratic Party; and Omoregha O. Kris, Progressive Peoples Alliance.
One million, six hundred and thirty four thousand, eight hundred and eighty four (1,634,884) eligible voters have been registered by the Commission to take part in the election.
The Commission is deploying eight (8) National Commissioners and ten (10) Resident Electoral Commissioners to superintend over the election.
It is also deploying 8,906 permanent and ad hoc staff to conduct the election. A breakdown shows that the following personnel will be deployed to conduct the election:
1 Returning Officer; 18 LGA Collation Officers; 203 Registration Area (RA) Collation Officers; 19 LGA Supervisors; 3 LGA Supervisors from the NYSC; 203 Supervisory Presiding Officers; 3,009 Presiding Officers and 5,450 Assistant Presiding Officers.
The INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega will today address stake-holders candidates, party leaders, security chiefs, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the media and observers for the last time before the Saturday election.
Emmanuel .I. Umenger,
Director, Public Affairs.