Today, November 26, the electorates in Ondo, the Sunshine State would march to polling booths across the state to elect the next Chief Servant of the State.
The eventual winner of today’s contest would take over the mantle of leadership from Olusegun ‘Iroko’ Mimiko next year.
Mimiko is expected to take the exit door from the government house, Alagbaka next year having successfully completed his two terms as enshrined in the constitution.
The electoral body had released names of 28 successful candidates who have indicated interest in becoming the next governor of the State.
The battle is, therefore, drawn along this line.
However, among the 28 contenders, three persons have been tipped for the position.
Among the three top candidates are: Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, Olusola Oke of the Allaince for Democracy and Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party, who is having the backing of the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko.
Today’s election is likely to witness a massive turnout as electorates are already at their polling booths waiting for electoral materials from INEC officials.
Similarly, heavily armed security officials are already in town to forestall any outbreak of violence during and after the election.