The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the October 10 election in the state.
Akeredolu polled 2,458 votes out of the total 2,793 votes cast to defeat 11 other aspirants.
Three aspirants– Ife Oyedele, Abraham Olusegun, and Jimi Odimayo– had stepped down hours before the commencement of the exercise in support of the governor’s aspiration.
The election was held at the Dome in Akure and conducted through indirect mode.
The Chairman of the Ondo State APC Primary Election Committee, Yahaya Bello, who announced the election results, said Akeredolu met the requirements and was certified winner having scored the highest votes.
“This is to certify that Oluwarotimi Akeredolu having scored the highest number of votes cast is hereby declared winner,” the Kogi governor said.
He noted that 3,016 voters were accredited while 33 votes were declared invalid.
Bello, who said 12 aspirants vied for the ticket, added that Chief Olusola Oke polled 262 votes.
Other contestants were Ife Oyedele (one), Nathaniel Adojutelegan (four), Jimi Odimayo (nill), Isaac Kekemeke (19), Jumoke Anifowose (two), Olusegun Abraham (nil), Olayide Adelami (four) Awodeyi Akinsehinwa (one) Sola Iji (nine) and Bukola Adetula (nil).