Breaking: Ondo on edge as Gov Mimiko vows to resist rigging

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Published on November 25, 2016 by pmnews   ·   4 Comments

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo State

Gov. Olusegun Mimiko, Ondo State

Less than 12 hours to tomorrow’s governorship election in Ondo State, the atmosphere in Ondo is tense as security agents with blaring sirens patrol the nooks and crannies of the state.

Security checkpoints have been set up in strategic areas in the state to scrutinise both human and vehicular movements while residents have mostly restricted themselves to the confines of their homes.

The situation was made worse with Governor Olusegun Mimiko vowing to resist an alleged plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the election in favour of an anointed candidate.

Addressing journalists this afternoon, Governor Mimiko accused INEC of violating the electoral law which stipulates that a nominated candidate’s name for an election must be published 30 days before the…

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