ONDO GOV’SHIP ELECTION: Akeredolu secures second term


Victorious Akeredolu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, October 11, announced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as winner of the Ondo 2020 governorship election.

Announcing the result in Akure, the state capital, Prof. Abel Olayinka, the INEC Returning Officer, who is also vice chancellor of University of Ibadan, said Akeredolu polled 292,830 votes to defeat Eyitayo Jegede of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who got 195,791votes, while Ajayi Agboola, of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) scored 69,127 votes.

Prof. Olayinka explained that Akeredolu scored the highest number of votes among other candidates, and scored the statutory 25 percent in all LGAs.

Seventeen candidates took part in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo state.

Akeredolu, who was seeking for the second term as governor of Ondo state, defeated Jegede with a margin of 97,037 votes.

The APC governor-elect won in 15 LGAs of the state, while Jegede won in the remaining three LGAs.


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