The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has said that no fewer than 30 political parties in Ondo State will participate in the forthcoming governorship election fixed for November 26, in the state.
The Commission also disclosed that it has now put in place a voting process where accreditation and voting will go simultaneously to save time and rigours of waiting associated with the previous arrangement.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner , Mr. Olusegun Agbaje made this known to journalists at a press conference organised by the commission in Akure, the state capital, yesterday.
Agbaje said all parties intending to participate in the contest have concluded their primaries as at Monday .
The parties , according to him, includes : Alliance for Democracy, (AD), Social Democratic Party,( SDP), Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), African People Alliance, (APA), Peoples Redemption Party, (PRP), All Progressives Congress, (APCy, Labour Party,( LP), Citizens Popular Party,( CPP), People’s Party of Nigeria, (PPN) ,Democratic Peoples Party, (DPP), Democratic Peoples Congress, (DPC), New Nigeria Peoples Party, (NNPP), Hope Democratic Party,( HDP), National Unity Party, (NUP), and Better Nigeria Progressive Party,( BNPP).
Others were: Young Democratic Party, (YDP), Accord Party, (AP), All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Progressive Peoples Alliance, (PPA), African Democratic Congress, (ADC), Action Alliance,( AA) , Unity of Nigeria (UPN), KOWA Party, (KP), People for Democratic Change (PDC), Independent Democrats, (ID), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), National Conscience Party, (NCP, United Democratic Party,(UDP), United Progressive Party,( UPP) and Advanced Congress of Democrats, (ACD).