Heavy rainfall disrupted the governorship election in the Ijebu area of Owo local government area of Ondo State on Saturday.
The rain destroyed some election materials with the voting booths in some polling units thoroughly soaked, while staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) took refuge in buildings in the area and struggled to secure the materials.
The voters also scampered in various directions to take shelter from the rain.
Voting later commenced with security personnel keeping vigil at all polling units around the area.
At polling unit 002 in Ward 5, Ijebu-Owo area, voters wore their face masks, while INEC staff also made hand sanitizers and soap available for use.
The Presiding Officer, Ijebu 2 Unit 006 Ward 5, Opeyemi Amadu, told journalists that accreditation and voting would go on simultaneously.
She explained that the use of face masks was compulsory while any voter showing symptoms of COVID-19 such as incessant coughing would be politely asked to leave the queue.
Opeyemi, who also said that branded face masks were prohibited, declared the voting open by 8:35 a.m.
Voters were checked with a thermometer and given hand sanitizers while social distancing was observed.