The final list of 17 candidates who will participate in Ondo governorship election has been published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In the list of contenders for the October 10 election, only one female gubernatorial candidate featured.
The 50-year-old female contender identified as Okunade Taiwo is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) with Ibitoye Adebowale as her running mate.
Rotimi Akeredolu, the incumbent governor, is seeking reelection under the All Progressives Congress (APC), with his main challenger believed to be Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Agboola Ajayi, the deputy governor is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) where he decamped to from the PDP.
Ajayi was elected alongside Akeredolu under APC but he left the party in June and moved to PDP where he lost the gubernatorial ticket to Jegede.
The full list of candidates for the election: