Election into various Local Government Areas in Ondo State holds today across the State.
The election is the first to be held since the incumbent Governor Olusegun Mimiko took over power in February 2009.
Mimiko had on assumption of office dissolved the elected council administration and replaced them with Caretaker committee that the state government review every six months.
In order to ensure participation of residents of the state the government had directed that workers should close at 12.00pm so that whoever wanted to travel for the election could do so.
At the headquarters of the Ondo State Independent National Electoral Commission (ODIEC), located on Oba-Ile Road in Akure, the office was a beehive of activities.
Equally, ad-hoc staff were seen collecting materials like identification tags, vests and caps made for the election.
The government had already announced restriction of movements from 7:00am to 4:00pm.
ODIEC said 17 political parties would be participating in the election, which the APC described as diversionary and unnecessary.
The APC had directed its members to stay at home remain calm saying the election could never be free alleging that the ODIEC officials were card carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).