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Ifeoluwa Ehindero, son of a former Inspector General of Police Sunday Ehindero, has been declared winner of Saturday’s by-election in Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State.

The returning officer for the poll, Johnson Fasinmirin of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), declared Ehindero, the APC candidate, winner after the counting of votes at Victory College, Ikare-Akoko.

Fasinmirin revealed that Ehindero scored a total of 35,504 votes while Olalekan Bada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 15,328 votes among other candidates.

He said: “I hereby certify that I am the Returning Officer for the 2024 Akoko North-East and Akoko North-West Federal Constituency By-election held on February 3.

“The election was contested and Ehindero Ifeoluwa Babajide of APC polled 35,504 while Bada Olalekan Oladapo scored 15,328.

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“That Ehindero Ifeoluwa Babajide of APC having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and return elected.”

He said the total votes cast were 51,896 while valid votes were 51,341 and 555 votes were rejected.

The by-election in Akoko NorthEast/NorthWest Federal Constituency was conducted to fill the seat vacated by Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the minister of interior appointed by President Bola Tinubu.