Incumbent Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has emerged the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday.
Akeredolu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was declared winner after polling the highest number of votes.
The result was announced by the election’s Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Abel Olayinka who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI.
The governor who will be spending another four year term in office won in 15 of the 18 local government areas of the state while his rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP won the remaining three within the Central Senatorial District.
Akeredolu’s deputy, Agboola Ajayi who is the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP could not secure any local government.
According to the votes as announced, Akeredolu polled a total of 292,830 votes, Jegede scored 195,791 with Ajayi coming a distant third with 69,127.
Below is the result as declared by INEC:
Ondo East LG
Akoko North East LG
Akoko South West LG
Akoko North West
Akure North LG
Akoko South East LG
Akure South LG
Ondo West LG
Ondo election: Akeredolu defeats Deputy, Ajayi, Mimiko
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi who is also the candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, during the Saturday’s governorship, failed to win his local government.
Ajayi was defeated by his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress, APC in his Ese-Odo council area.
The estranged Deputy Governor scored 4,760 as against Akeredolu who polled a massive 13,383.
Also, the former Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko who is the National Leader of ZLP lost his local government to APC.
Mimiko who is from Ondo West Local Government scored 10,159 while Akeredolu polled.