The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the #2020OndoElections after he polled 292, 830 votes.
He (Akeredolu) defeated Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate 195,791 votes, with former Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), came third polling 69, 127 votes.
Professor Idowu Olayinka, Ondo State INEC Returning Officer and VC of the University of Ibadan, Prof Idowu Olayinka, made it known today at the INEC headquarters in Akure, Ondo State.
“I hereby certify that I am the returning officer of the Ondo State election and that the election was conducted and the candidates received the following votes; Oluwarotimi Akeredolu got 292,830, Eyitayo Jegede got 195,791 and Agboola Ajayi got 69,127.
“That Oluwarotimi Akeredolu secured the highest number of votes among the 17 contestants. Moreover, he was expected to score 25 per cent in two-thirds of the state but he scored it across the 18 LGAs.
“Consequently, having satisfied the requirements of the law, I hereby declare Akeredolu as the winner and he is hereby returned elected.” He said.