Ondo Decides: Akeredolu Coasts Home At Half-time
SAN FRANCISCO, November 26, (THEWILL) – Results of Saturday's gubernatorial elections in Ondo State, being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show that Barrister Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), is leading.
The electoral body has announced results from 9 out of the 18 LGAs in Ondo state with Akeredolu winning in 8 LGAS with a total of 121,787 votes followed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede SAN who won in 1 LGA with a total of 77,103 votes and Olusola oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) with a total of 49,151 votes.
The nine LGAs announced so far are: Ondo East, Ondo West, Irele, Ifedore, Ose, Ile Oluji/Okeigbo, Akoko North East, Akoko South-West, Akoko South-East and Akure North.
Ondo East LGA: – AD: 2742; APC: 4253; PDP: 7317
Ondo-West LGA – AD: 7,154; APC: 20,672; PDP: 17,382
Irele LGA – AD: 6,710; APC: 11,138; PDP: 5,907
Ifedore LGA – AD: 4,629, APC: 10,958, PDP: 6,747
Ose LGA: AD: 4,272; APC: 13,454; PDP: 6,520
Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo LGA – AD: 4525 APC: 10681 PDP: 8306
Akoko North East LGA- AD: 5367, APC: 13,645, PDP: 6,496
Akoko South-West LGA: AD: 9,359; APC:19,892; PDP: 7,691
Akoko South-East LGA: AD: 270; APC: 6,384 ; PDP: 4,239
Akure North LGA: AD: 4,123; APC: 10, 710; PDP: 6, 498
THEWILL gathered that the erstwhile candidate of the PDP, Jimoh Ibrahim, has already congratulated Akeredolu – who is scheduled to make a statement on a live television programme ‘Periscope’ in a few hours – perhaps, a victory statement.
Story by Oputah David