At least 27 different parts of Ondo State will be receiving special security attention when voters file out today to elect the governor of the state for the next four years.
The 27 areas have been identified by the security agencies as flash points and it is expected that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will also give them due attention.
Security has already been beefed up in all boundary towns with the police pledging the safety of all stakeholders.
However, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of over 400 civil society organizations, cried out yesterday over what it called an invasion of the state by some governors.
The Chairman, Transition Monitoring Group, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, said at a pre-election press briefing that the refusal of these governors to leave the state constituted a threat to the peaceful and credible conduct of the election.
The INEC debunked the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it had appointed a townsman of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the Chief Returning Officer for the election.
The commission said not only was the allegation untrue, it would not share its responsibility of appointing officials with anyone. (Nation)