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INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo governorship election





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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared , Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress, APC, flagbearer in the governorship election in Ondo State as the winner of the poll.

The Returning Officer, Prof Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, on Sunday in Akure said, Akeredolu garnered 244, 842 votes to beat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 150, 380 votes.

The Returning Officer added that Chief Olusola Oke, the candidate of Alliance for Democracy, scored 126, 889 to come third.

Ambali disclosed that the total registered voters at 1, 647, 973, out of which only 584, 997 voters were accredited while valid votes were put at 551,272 votes and 29, 615 votes were rejected.

He said, “Having polled the highest number of votes and having satisfied all requirements, I hereby declare Oluwarotmi Akeredolu the governor-elect of Ondo State.”

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Results had earlier placed Akeredolu as winner of the election of the Ondo governorship election