The suspended local government election in the state has been scheduled to hold on August 22, 2020.

The earlier suspension was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Chairman, Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission, Prof Yomi Dinakin, speaking at the headquarters of the commission in Akure, said the announced date by the commission was in compliance with Section 25 of the Electoral Act which conferred on the commission the power to determine the date of the election.

According to him, “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. There shall be no open campaign rallies, there should be no mass congregation of persons”.

 Contestants, he noted, are to use social media, electronic, print, and others to canvass for votes within the stipulated period of campaign.

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