BREAKING: Ondo Decides 2020: Akeredolu Re-Elected as Governor
Incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected as Governor of the State on the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state.
The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, swept to victory by winning 15 of the 18 local governments.
Governor Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 292,830 votes, while Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP) and Mr Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party came second and third in the election with 195,791 and 69,127 votes, respectively.
“Having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, I hereby declare Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu of the APC as the winner, and he is hereby returned elected,” Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Olayinka said.
Professor Olayinka, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, announced the winner on Sunday at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Akure, which doubles as the final collation centre.
It is the second time the governor is defeating the PDP candidate. In 2016, Akeredolu, with Ajayi as his running mate, defeated Jegede to win his first term as governor. Ajayi fell out with Akeredolu and chose to go against his boss this time around.