A second time period in office appeared assured for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State with early outcomes of Saturday’s election in Ondo North and South going closely in his favour.
He was additionally operating neck and neck in Ondo Central along with his foremost challenger, Dr.Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) at press time.
Jegede is from the Central Senatorial District.
Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), who was tipped to provide Akeredolu and Jegede a run for his or her cash, appeared misplaced from the outcomes to date launched.
His efficiency in his South Senatorial District fell wanting the expectations of bookmakers.
Every of the candidates gained his polling unit simply.
Akeredolu obtained 413 votes at his polling unit 6, ward 5, Isokun,Ijebu-Owo.
He was trailed by Jegede with 5 votes. Ajayi obtained no vote in any respect.
Jegede secured 220 votes in his Igbigin/Isikan ward unit 9 polling centre in Akure whereas Akeredolu obtained 60 and Ajayi 7.
Ajayi received the backing of 395 voters in his Apoi ward 11, unit 4 at Idumado, Kiribo within the Ese Odo Native Authorities Space. Akeredolu got here a distant second there with 13 votes and Jegede 5 votes.
Akeredolu was the popular candidate in Akoko North East, Akoko North West, Akoko South East, Akoko South West, Ilaje, Odigbo, Owo, Ile Oluji, Irele, Idanre and Ondo West local government areas.
He gained by a landslide in Akoko South East with over 9,000 votes, leaving Jegede with 3,881 votes and Ajayi 1,960 votes.
It was additionally a landslide victory for Akeredolu in Akoko North East the place he polled 16,572 votes in opposition to 8,380 for Jegede and three,532 for Ajayi.