The Federal Government on Thursday released fresh guidelines for the conduct of the Ondo State governorship election slated for this Saturday, saying ‘no face masks, no voting.’
Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, while disclosing this in Abuja noted that voting will commence at 8 am and close at 2 pm, adding that anybody in the outer queue will still be allowed to vote.
Aliyu said, “We are expecting about 1.5million eligible people to cast their votes across 3,000 polling units in the state.
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“Therefore, in order to protect the voters, election officials and candidates in the electoral process, we urged everyone to strictly comply with the INEC guidelines that we have worked with INEC to set up with regards to the election.
“For clarity, face masks are mandatory, so no face masks, no voting. Physical distancing must be enforced, especially in the queue areas of the polling units.
“Alcohol-based hand sanitizers will be provided. Votes will commence at 8 am and close at 2 pm, but anybody in the outer queue will still be allowed to vote.”