Breaking: INEC officially declares Akeredolu Ondo governor-elect

Rotimi Akeredolu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally declared Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Ondo State governorship election conducted on Saturday.

Returning officer for the election, Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali, announced on Sunday that Akeredolu polled 244,842 votes to defeat his closes rival, Eyitayo Jegede, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who recorded 150,380 votes.

Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) placed third with 126,889 votes.

“Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Ambali said.

Akeredolu’s victory comes four years after he lost to incumbent Governor Olusegun Mimiko.