Incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has convincingly won the Ondo governorship election at Polling unit 004 St Luke’s CAC Primary School Prison Quarters, in Owo, his hometown.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commision’s (INEC) Returning Officer, the declared results shows that the Governor Akeredolu polled 413 votes to defeat Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede, his closest challenger, who polled 12 votes only.
At Akeredolu’s unit, Zenith Labour Party candidate and Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi scored no single votes, while eleven ballots were voided.
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Compared to other candidates’ home run, Governor Akeredolu’s margin of victory at home turf was the biggest, reports said.
At the Akure polling unit of PDP’s candidate, Eyitayo managed to beat Akeredolu with 220 to 62 votes, a mere margin.
The result was for polling unit 009, Ward 1, Gbogi/Isokan area in Akure South Local Government Area, PM News reported.
Similarly, running mate to PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede, Gboluga Ikengboju, won his polling unit 010, Ward 09 in IluTitun, Okitipupa local government of the state, polling 121 votes to defeat APC which had 24 votes.
However, Deputy Governor Agboola Àjàyí of the ZLP, who scored only nine votes in the unit, won with a wide margin in his polling unit in Kiribo, Ese Odo Local Government Area.
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PM News reported Agboola to have won in his Apoi Ward II, Unit 004, Idumado Quarters, with a wide margin, second to the margin recorded in Owo, by Akeredolu.
Scoring 395 votes in his home turf, the Incumbent Deputy Governor, Agboola, beat his boss, Governor Akeredolu, who scored 13 votes, while PDP candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, secured only five votes.