2020 Ondo Election: No Face Mask, No Voting – PTF Warns
With the Ondo State 2020 election around the corner, voters has been warned that they face not being allowed to vote if they don’t wear facemask.
The state will be holding their governorship election tomorrow 10th October, 2020 and as such, the National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, has in a media briefing in Abuja on Thursday October 8, stated that voters, candidates and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would be required to follow the anti-COVID-19 guidelines put in place for elections as the country cannot afford having another wave of Coronavirus infection.
“As we all know, we will hold the governorship election across 18 local governments. We are expecting about 1.5 million eligible people to vote in 3,000 polling units across the state.
“This is clearly a huge exercise. It’s a huge exercise that will also come with risks.
“Therefore, in order to protect the voters, election officials and candidates in the electoral process, we urge everyone to comply with the INEC guidelines.
“Face masks are mandatory across the polling units. No face mask, no voting.
“Physical distancing must be enforced, especially in queuing at polling units. Alcohol-based sanitisers will be provided.
“Election will begin at 8:30am, to close at 2:30pm, but anybody on the outer queue by 2:30pm will still be allowed to vote.
“There will be two queues; an outer queue and an inner queue.”