Monday, May 27, 2024
No menu items!
No menu items!
HomeNewsPoliticsCoronavirus: Ondo Postpones LG Election indefinitely

Coronavirus: Ondo Postpones LG Election indefinitely

The Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC), on Friday says it has postponed indefinitely the forthcoming Local Government Elections billed for April 18, 2020, in the 18 council areas If the state due to ravaging Coronavirus.

Yomi Dinakin, Chairman of the Commission, disclosed this in Akure, Ondo state capital on Friday while speaking with newsmen.

He said that the 10 political parties had agreed to the postponement because they could not hold any campaign rallies.

According to him, political parties argued that they complied with the directives of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu ban on political rallies and gatherings.

Dinakin said the preparedness of the commission might be jeopardised by unexpected circumstances during the conduct of the elections.

He also noted that it might be difficult to control the crowd on election day.

On a new date for the election, Dinakin said the Commission would monitor state government activities and announcements.

Dinakin expressed optimism that the federal government would also postpone the implementation of its policy that all local councils in the country must have elected officials by May this year.

Thank you for taking your time in reading through our Journal Today. We wish to always provide you with qualitative Stories as far as GOOD-JOURNALISM is CONCERN. But good journalism costs a lot of money and only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, accountability democracy and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism, we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble profession .



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Verified by ExactMetrics