Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has declares Friday, August 21 as work-free day to enable workers and resident to prepare for the local government council election slated for Saturday August 22, 2020.
Yomi Dinakin,the chairman of Independent Electoral Commision in the state said that the commission is ready for the election as ten political parties have indicated their interest to participate.
Meanwhile the statement issued by the commissioner for information and Orientation,Donald Ojogo explained that the work-free day is to enable residents prepare for the council election.
Ojogo quoted governor Akeredolu as equally urging the electorate in the state to freely exercise their vote rights just as he called on them to shun violence during the exercise.
He added that, “As we are all aware, the Local Government Election scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2020, is yet another opportunity for the citizens of Ondo State to avail themselves of the chance of democratic participation.
“This is particularly imperative in view of the importance of that tier of government as the closest to the grassroots. We cannot, therefore, afford to take less advantage of this golden opportunity not only to deepen our democratic structures but to equally decide our leadership contents for optimum development drive.