INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo guber poll

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Rotimi Akeredolu as winner of the Ondo state governorship election.

Akeredolu, who contested under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 292,830 votes.

Idowu Olayinka, the returning officer of the election, said Akeredolu met all the conditions required to be declared the winner. “I hereby declare Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the APC winner of the election and he is returned elected,” he said

Eyitayo Jegede, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, secured 195,791 votes, while Agboola Ajayi, candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), placed a distant third with 69,217 votes..

Olayinka said Akeredolu will be presented with his certificate at the INEC office in Akure, the state capital, of return on Tuesday.

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