The election comes up in all the 177 wards across the 16 local government areas in the state.
Also, a bye election into the state House of Assembly will take place in Ekiti East Constituency 1.
Meanwhile in a bid to ensure sufficient security, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has authorized for the regulations of vehicular activity within a certain period in the state.
The IGP spoke through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Force CID and Coordinating DIG for Southwest, who is the election security Commander for the Ekiti State gubernatorial election, DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo in a press release signed by the police public relations officer PPRO DSP Sunday Abutu said the Nigeria Police Force has mobilized all necessary assets in partnership with other security agencies to provide adequate security and ensure free, fair and credible election.
“The Inspector General of Police equally, ordered the restriction of vehicular movements within the State particularly along the entry and exit points to Ekiti State with effect from 12:00am of Saturday 18th June, 2022 to 6:00pm by 6:00pm of same date.
“To this end, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the military as well as other security agencies have been deployed across the State borders to enforce the restriction order to the later and ensure criminal minded individuals do not infiltrate into the State and cause mayhem during, before and after the election.
“The IGP hereby, assures the public of the Force readiness to perform its statutory duty of protection of lives and properties of law abiding citizens of Ekiti State State throughout the period of the election and beyond while calling on everyone to support and cooperate with the operatives deployed and ensure prompt report of any suspicious person or group of persons to the nearest Police Station or call the following numbers:
? Joint Situation Room: 09021198809/07059119144
? Control Room: 08062335577”.