By Denisaurus News Service
The Ondo election is finally over and the electorates have decided on who will take over from Olusegun Mimiko once his tenure is over.
Governor-elect of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, a Senior Advocates of Nigeria, who had run for the top office in 2012, and lost out to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won a total of 14 LGA including Owo, where he took 32,988 of the votes.
Mr Akeredolu, 60, will take over in February 2017. The former President of the Nigerian Bar Association scored 244,842 to defeat 27 others in a landslide victory.
Eyitayo Jegede SAN, the PDP’s flag bearer in this election was only able to win in Ondo West and Ondo East.
Mr Jegede gained 25,005 in his local government area, Akure South, but, he lost this area to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC who garnered 25,797 votes.
Another candidate vying for the position, Olushola Oke did not do as well as expected.
“I am humbled that my people chose me,” Aketi wrote on his official twitter handle.
In his victory speech delivered from his residence in Owo, he thanked everyone and said the victory was for all the residents of Ondo state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC returning officer in Ondo, Professor Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali declared Aketi the number one citizen of the sunshine state following Saturday, November 26, election.
Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Olukayode Fayemi has congratulated Mr Akeredolu, adding that voters had made the right decision. He called on all the stake holders to accept the results.