The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC’s) commissioner in charge of Ondo, Ogun and Lagos, Dr Adekunle Ogunmola on Tuesday presented the certificate of return to the Ondo governor-elect, Rotimi Akeredolu, at the commission’s office in Akure.
The current governor and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Akeredolu, won the October 9, 2020, gubernatorial election in the state. Akeredolu defeated his major contenders the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, and Hon Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, with about ninety-nine thousand (99), votes in 15 Local Governments Areas in the state.
Akeredolu polled 292,914 votes as against Jegede who garnered 195,431 votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who declared Akeredolu winner, said he had met all conditions required to be returned as governor-elect for the state.