Osagie Otabor and Bisi Oladele, Akure
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has gained the governorship major of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a large margin.
He polled 2,458 votes to defeat eight different aspirants that participated within the major.
Olusola Oke (SAN) got here in distant second with 262 votes adopted by Isaac Kekemeke who garnered 19 votes.
The governor gained in all of the 18 native governments within the state.
Olayide Adelami and Nathaniel Adojutelegan polled 4 votes every whereas Mrs. Jumoke Anifowose scored two votes. Ambassador Olusola Iji polled 9 votes. Jimi Odimayo Ifeoluwa Oyedele and Segun Abraham stood down for Akeredolu on Sunday.
Declaring Akeredolu winner of the first election, the chairman of the election committee, Governor Yahaya Bello mentioned a complete of three,016 delegates had been accredited for the train whereas whole votes forged stood at 2,793. Of the quantity, 2, 760 votes had been legitimate whereas 33 had been declared as invalid.
The first, which was held on the Ondo State Worldwide Cultural and Occasion Centre, began precisely 2:00 pm on Monday and ended 1:00 am Tuesday. Accreditation commenced 11:00 am.
No violence was recorded all through the 14-hour train.
In his acceptance speech, Akeredolu mentioned he couldn’t have had it higher because the victory was handed to him on his birthday.
He identified that the train began on his spouse’s birthday and ended on his personal birthday.
He known as on co-aspirants to hitch him within the journey forward, stressing that he wants all of them as skilled generals in their very own rights who’re main troupes which are necessary within the process of growing the state.
Akeredolu mentioned their participation enriched the race, including that every one of them had been winners.