Live Updates: Ondo governorship election 2012

Voters in Ondo state will today decide their next governor. A PREMIUM TIMES crew is in the state to give live updates of the event.
Voters in Ondo state will today decide their next governor. A PREMIUM TIMES crew is in the state to give live updates of the event.

10.22

- Police refute claims of the arrest of Ondo Commissioner for Special Duties, Niran Sule- Akinsuyi in Owo. - Voters at Idanre, Alade, and other rural communities in the state complain of absence of security agents - At the Chief Magistrate court in Ayede Ogbese, a few kilometres from INEC office, material yet to arrive. - Voting materials have arrived at Ijomu/Oke-Ijebu ward. Voters scramble for positions on the queue - There is a strict enforcement of the 'no movement' order by soldiers at Oyemekun road. - Some taxis and motorcyclists who had defied the directive have had their vehicles/motorcycles impounded by the armed soldiers. - At the Chief Magistrate court in Ayede Ogbese, a few kilometres from INEC office, material yet to arrive.

11.18

Heavy military presence at the road leading to the state governor's polling unit. About a dozen armed police officers at the polling unit. Plus a large turn out of voters - some seated under a rented canopy - waiting to be accredited or for voting to commence.

11.55

Olusegun Mimiko, the incumbent governor, just told journalists that he is worried about the lateness in election material getting to some areas in the state capital. "That's very disturbing, we are still investigating it. I will not pronounce any judgment on the general arrangement so far for we are still collating our reports from the various units and from the local governments," Mr. Mimiko said.

12.17

Accreditation in most polling centres across the state have either winded up or in the closing stage. Thus far, exercise has been relatively peaceful. #Ondodecides

12.30

Adaba FM station in Ondo reporting that there is still no security presence at Idanre, a rural community in the state.

12.32

Money sharing spree at some polling. units at Igbotako. Okitipupa local council. The ACN giving out N600 per voter, while the LP doles out N700 per head. No sign of PDP.

12.48

Accreditation has ended at Old Customs, Ondo road, Akure; but INEC officials saying that they don't have enough voting material.

12.53

Accreditation still going on at the governor's polling unit in Ondo West.
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12.55

No ballot papers at Ward 2, Gbongi, Akure Road.

12.59

Voting has begun at Ore. About four security officers present at each polling unit.

13.03

The money sharing incident occured at Polling Unit 12 in Ward 2, Igbotako, Okitipupa local council.

13.23

Voting about to begin at the governor's polling unit. Voters line up under the hot, scorching sun.
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13.33

At the governor's polling unit 020, Ward 07 in Ago Itunu; there are 1,126 registered voters. Only 413 are accredited to vote.

14.09

Voting is ongoing in polling units Ondo State at present. Most reports so far have been peaceful.

14.18

Layi Olurode, INEC National Commissioner, South West begs journalists for co-operation: "Don't highlight the weaknesses, you should look at the strengths of this election..."

14.27

Segun Mimiko, Ondo governor, waiting to cast his vote.
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14.30

Mr. Mimiko and his wife just cast their votes. The governor said that he expects a "landslide victory."

14.37

Polling unit at Army Secondary School, Ondo Road, requesting for more security officers. They say they have just one police officer and "a prison warder."

14.51

Units 020, 002, and 023 in Ward 2, Akure South local council yet to receive ballot papers.

15.50

Voting has been concluded in some parts of the state, and counting has begun.

15.53

State run Adaba FM reporting "unconfirmed" reports of ballot snatching at Alade area of the state.

16.54

Fight broke out at Igbotako. LP supporters wanted a stop in the counting of votes as ACN were in the lead. Soldiers have restored order.

16.59

At the governor's polling unit, some journalists engage in a shouting match over the sharing of the governor's N1m "appreciation money" for election observers.

17.10

Rotimi Akeredolu's Polling unit in Owo (Unit 6, Ward 5): ACN - 139. ACPN - 3. BNPP -2. CPC -3. PDP -35. LP - 144.

17.11

RESULT: P/U 006, Ijoka, Ondo West: LP - 138. PDP - 23. ACN - 20.

17.17

RESULT: P/U 005, Ijoka, Ondo West: LP - 174. ACN - 17. PDP - 9

18.00

Governor Mimiko's Ward 7: Polling units 20 & 21: LP - 348. ACN - 16. PDP - 11.

19.54

Dozens of police officers in police trucks chant victory songs as they make their way back to the former police headquarters along Oyemekun road.

20.24

Heavy military and police presence in and around the INEC office in Akure as collation continues.

02.23

Party agents, INEC officials now seated in the conference room waiting for the REC and other top INEC officers. #Ondodecides

05.46

The results in Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Odigbo LGs still being awaited. INEC Returning Officer says they are "still locked up in the creeks."  http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/104270-live-updates-ondo-governorship-election-2012.html

05.48

Announcement of results adjourned till 10 a.m., to give "enough time" for collation at the three LG headquarters. http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/104270-live-updates-ondo-governorship-election-2012.html

07.17

Akure South Registered Voters: 252,731 Accredited Voters: 86,343 ACN: 11,955 LP: 49,915 PDP: 12,467 Total Valid Votes: 79,959 Invalid Votes: 2,752 Total Votes Cast: 82,711 P/U 13, Ward 08 cancelled. Posts recorded exceeded accredited voters.

07.19

Akoko South East ACN 3,330 LP: 6,316 PDP3,425 Total valid votes: 13,582 Invalid votes: 329 Total votes cast: 13,911

07.19

Akoko South West Registered Voters: 90,790 Accredited Voters: 41,669 ACN: 13,623 LP: 11,833 PDP: 12,331 Total Valid Votes: 39,310 Invalid: 1,601 Total Votes Cast: 40,911

07.20

Ifedore (Result for 10 wards) Registered Voters: 67,328 Accredited Voters: 22,923 ACN: 5,522 LP: 11,062 PDP: 3,978 Total Valid Votes: 22,223 Invalid Votes: 962 Total Votes Cast: 23,185

07.20

Akure North Registered Voters: 54,477 Accredited Voters: 25,054 ACN: 5,671 LP: 10,857 PDP: 4,916 Total Valid Votes: 23,195 Invalid Votes: 1,340 Total Votes Cast: 24,535

07.24

Idanre Registered Voters: 65,021 Accredited Voters: 33,031 ACN: 5,111 LP: 15,990 PDP: 5,923 Total Valid Votes: 29,789 Invalid Votes: 2,000 Total Votes Cast: 31,789 2 PU cancelled. The first, a violent disruption at exactly 12p.m. The second, at P/U 006, at 12.30p.m., there was a case of ballot box snatching.

07.29

Ondo East Registered Voters: 38,646 Accredited Voters: 17,678 ACN: 2,750 LP: 8,404 PDP: 3,933 Total Valid Votes: 16,272 Invalid Votes: 813 Total Votes Cast: 17,085

07.30

Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Registered Voters: 65,442 Accredited Voters: 31,209 ACN: 9,061 LP: 11,945 PDP: 6,521 Total Valid Votes: 29,111 Invalid Votes: 1,352 Total Votes Cast: 30,463 P/U 005 cancelled. The number of votes cast were more than the number of accredited voters.

07.30

Owo Registered Voters: 124,025 Accredited Voters: 45,302 ACN: 17,967 LP: 14,870 PDP: 6,058 Total Valid Votes: 41,265 Invalid Votes: 2,811 Total Votes Cast: 44,076 Two P/Us cancelled. The presiding officer disappeared in one while total number of votes exceeded the total number of voters.

07.33

Irele Registered Voters: 56,218 Accredited Voters: 27,949 ACN: 5,066 LP: 9,435 PDP: 9,341 Total Valid Votes: 25,343 Invalid Votes: 1,694 Total Votes Cast: 27,037

07.34

Okitipupa Registered Voters: 111,661 Accredited Voters: 46,945 ACN: 8,495 LP: 11,968 PDP: 21,024 Total Valid Votes: 43,295 Invalid Votes: 2,681 Total Votes Cast: 45,976 Two units cancelled in Igbotako. At the first unit, the votes exceeded the accredited voters. In the other unit, the votes there were snatched by hoodlums. No arrests yet.

07.34

Ondo West Registered Voters: 161,086 Accredited Voters: 53,389 ACN: 7,225 LP: 31,280 PDP: 6,669 Total Valid Votes: 49,382 Invalid Votes: 2,328 Total Votes Cast: 51,710

07.34

Akoko North West Registered Voters: 72,886 Accredited Voters: 31,629 ACN: 9,138 LP: 11,675 PDP: 7,847 Total Valid Votes: 29,706 Invalid Votes: 1,102 Total Votes Cast: 30,808

07.35

Ifedore Registered Voters: 67,328 Accredited Voters: 23,923 ACN: 5,522 LP: 11,062 PDP: 3,978 Total Valid Votes: 22,223 Invalid Votes: 962 Total Votes Cast: 23,185 Returning Officer says the initial error was a result of "typographical error."

07.37

Akoko South East ACN 3,330 LP: 6,316 PDP3,425 Total valid votes: 13,582 Invalid votes: 329 Total votes cast: 13,911

08.55

Announcement of results adjourned till 10 a.m., to give "enough time" for collation at the three LG headquarters.

11.55

Labour Party agent insisting that results in some polling units in Ilaje be cancelled due to irregularities. INEC Returning Officer promises to address it.

12.01

Ilaje  Registered Voters: 114,312 Accredited Voters: 38,506   ACN: 5,793 LP: 8,538 PDP: 19,281   Total Valid Votes: 34,495 Invalid Votes: 1,962 Total Votes Cast: 36,457   The entire Ward 7 cancelled because election did not hold - INEC adhoc staff did not report to duty. Some units in Ward 3 cancelled because the result sheet was mutilated - so many cancellations and alterations and no signatures on them. Cancellations in a total of 32 polling units out of 271 units in the local government.

12.05

Odigbo   Registered Voters: 127,985 Accredited Voters: 47,235   ACN: 14,740 LP: 13,748 PDP: 12,272   Total Valid Votes: 43,096 Invalid Votes: 2,655 Total Votes Cast: 45,751   Two P/Us cancelled. Collation officer says the number of accredited voters were less than the number of votes cast.

15.00

It's now turning into a carnival in Akure. Vehicles belching loud music drive into the city centre; everybody is dancing.
  • Dammy S. AKINDUKO

    thanks, and please keep us abreast of the developments over there…

  • Adewale

    Following from a garden near the boảder between Poland and Gẻmany. Kudos Premium Times.

  • Tosin

    Lol @ journalists sharing 1 million. Madness.
    http://www.NewsBuka.blogspot.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/oyewaleos Oyewale Oyegoke Solomon

    good one. Thanks for the update.

  • Enemona

    N700 and N600 per head? Are people that cheap?

  • Enemona

    N700 and N600 per head? Are people that cheap?

  • Rimi

    Iroko,congratulation. The noise makers like Tinubu, Aregbesola, akande will never succeed in dictating to the voters of Ondo state.

  • Otunba t akinniranye

    up iroko up mimiko up labour party up ONDO STATE you can not buy p of ondo state.