As Ondo state governorship election approaches, political stakeholders have proposed online campaigns, stressing that this will help safeguard the lives of the citizenry especially now that the battle against COVID 19 is yet to be won.
ORANGEFM’s Otobot Jim reports that some of the Stakeholders described online campaign as the best tools at this critical time arguing that it would serve as part of measures to mitigate the spread of the global health disease.
Just recently, the state government unbanned religious activities in the State on conditions of embracing all preventive measures, such as provision of water and sanitizers for worshippers before entering the worship hall, wearing of nose masks and maintaining social distancing.
Worshippers in the state have so far complied with the directives of the state government and COVID 19 protocols.
As the governorship election in tye state draws nearer, political parties, and the electorate are yet to adopt their mode of campaigns as the corona virus is still in ravaging the world
Speaking on his party’s position, The state Publicity Secretary of ALL progressives Congress, APC, Alex Kalejaye, said the party is determined to heed Government’s directives as all forms of Communication are now done on social Media
The Media and Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic party ,PDP, Zadock Akintoye said the party is ready for online campaigns as the PDP respects human life.
A public Affairs analyst , Lai Gidado, who expressed worry over the increase of COViD 19 cases in the state, said open air campaigns should not be encouraged as it will endanger the lives of the citizenry.
Whether the campaigns would be online based or physical, the direction remains unclear until the electoral umpire , INEC decides.