23:06 The Independent National Electoral Commission is set to commence collation of ballots cast in Saturday's Ondo governorship election.
Although results have tricked in from various polling units, the final result of each of the local governments will be announced by INEC at its headquarters in Akure.
17.20 Department of State Services agents arrests ex-Ese-Odo chair and Alliance for Democracy chieftain, Akinwunmi Sowore in his hometown
16:36 The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu won his polling unit with a wide margin.
APC scored 413. PDP 13and AD 4.
15:23 Gov Olusegun Mimiko has won his polling unit.
His party, the Peoples Democratic Party scored 176, APC had 40 while AD got 25.
The PDP's candidate, Eyitayo Jegede also won his unit, Ward 02, Unit 009, Sacred Heart Primary School.
PDP had 184, APC 77while AD had 32
14:55 Akure South LGA, Unit 1 Ward 7 Arakale, PDP, 47; APC, 47; AD: 17
Akungba LGA, Unit 4 Ward 10, ACCORD 6, AD 76, APC 192, LP 16, NUPN 3, PDP 115, SDP 41
14:22- A combined team of security officials has arrested four young men while reportedly attempting to snatch ballot boxes at the Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje local government.
The men who arrested and handcuffed have been taken away in a police patrol vehicle to the Divisional Police Office in Igbokoda.
The suspects were between the ages of 25 and 30
14:14 - Election has ended. Sorting and counting of ballot papers have begun in most polling units
12 30 Security operatives have reportedly intercepted Hon. Victor Olabimtan, the DG of APC Campaign Organization along Akungba-Akoko road with 15 Ghana must go bags filled up with APC thumb-printed ballot papers.
12:26 Voting has ended in many polling units in Ondo Town
11:59 Election has turned violent at Ward 2, Akure where angry voters are seen chasing away a party supporter who allegedly tried to buy votes with money.
At Ago Yeye polling Unit Oba road, Owo Local Government Area of the state, cast ballot papers can be seen on the ground while INEC ballot box has been shattered.
11:22 Some men were arrested at PU28/16/11/002, Okelisa Okedoko/Ogbodu, Ondo West, trying to disrupt the electoral process.
10:54 APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu has just cast his vote.
9:54 Vote buying going on in PU28/06/02/030, GBOGI/ISIKAN I, Akure South by party agents.
9:48 PDP candidate, Tayo Jegede arrives polling unit in Akure to vote.
9:43 Voters in PU28/05/11/002, Oke-Afa/Owode, Akure North LGA are induced/forced to vote for PDP by party agents
9:41 Candidate of the SDP, Dr. Olu Agunloye, casting his vote at his polling unit.
9:20 - PU28/05/09/009,Oba –Ile, Akure North.Card Reader malfunctioning which has resulted to clashes between INEC officials and Voters
8:54 - First incident of violence recorded as some thugs belonging to the PDP have beaten up some AD agents in Idanre.
The agents were on their way to the polling units in the area.
The injured AD agents are now in hospital receiving treatment.
8:36 Accreditation and voting have commenced in some polling units.
All polling units relatively calm as electorates exercise their civic responsibilities.
8:01 - INEC officials have begun arriving various polling units . Heavy security presence.
Akure - Voters in Ondo State will today elect a new governor.
There are 28 political parties that fielded candidates for the election.
The election would have been a straight contest between the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and the leading opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).
However, internal wrangling, occasioned by unprecedented litigations, railroaded the Alliance for Democracy (AD) to become another vicious horse to contend with.
News 24 will bring you live updates of the election.
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