Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is leading in Ondo State after winning 12 out of the 23 local government areas released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Kayode Soremekun, said Atiku won in nine out of 15 local government areas of the state while President Muhammadu Buhari won in six.
The local government areas won by the PDP included Idanre, Ondo East, Ose, Ifedore, Akure North and Ile Oluji /Oke Igbo, Irele and Okitipupa Local Government Areas.
However, Buhari won in Akoko South-East, Akoko South-West, Akoko North-East, Akoko North-West, Owo and Odigbo Local Government Areas.
Similarly, the senator representing the Ondo North Senatorial District, Ajayi Boroffice, was declared the winner of the senatorial election in the district by INEC.
The two-term senator of the APC won the election by polling 53,199, defeating the candidates of the PDP and the Action Alliance, who scored, 34, 490 and 43,100 votes respectively.
INEC declared the Ondo South Senatorial District poll inconclusive. The PDP won the Ondo Central senatorial seat.