Just In: Akeredolu emerges winner of APC governorship primary in Ondo

Rotimi Akeredolu declares: I am still in the governorship race

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged winner of the governorship primary election held on Monday in the state.

Akeredolu had a landslide victory as he led in all the 18 council areas of the state.

He polled 2,725 to become the candidate of the party, followed by Olusola Oke, who came second with 262 votes while Isaacs Kekemeke came third with 19 votes

No fewer than 3127 delegates voted in the election which commenced by 2 pm and ended by 8: 20 pm.

The governorship primary was held at the International Event Centre, the Dome in Akure, the state capital. Eight aspirants contested the election after four stepped down for the incumbent governor.

The aspirants include the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Olusola Oke, Olayide Adelami, Isaacs Kekemeke, Jumoke Anifowose, Sola Iji, Awodeyi Akinsehinwa and Bukola Adetula.

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Four aspirants stepped down for the incumbent governor Rotimi Akeredolu before the election.

One of the aspirants, Ife Oyedele stepped down Sunday night while Dr Olusegun Abraham, Jimi Odimayo and Nathaniel Adojutelegan stepped down few hours to the election.

The sorting and counting ended by 11:17pm.

The number of invalid votes was 33.

Olaiye Adelami – four votes.

Bukola Adetula – Nil

Nathaniel Adojutelegan – four votes

Jumoke Anifowose – two

Awodeyi – one vote

Sola lji – nine

Isaacs Kekemeke – 19 votes

Jimi Odimayo – Nil

Ife Oyedele – one vote

Sola Oke – 262.

The results

Akoko N/East

190 – Akeredolu, oke 6, lji 2

Akoko N / West

128-Akeredolu, Oke 17, Kekemeke 1

Akoko S/E

152- Akeredolu, Oke 7 Kekemeke 1

Akoko S/W

Akeredolu – 211, Oke17, Kekemeke 1, Anifowose 1

Akure North

Akeredolu- 172, Oke- 5, Kekemeke 1

Akure South

Akeredolu122, Oke 29

Ese -Odo

Akeredolu 124, Kekemeke 10, lji- 4

ldanre

Akeredolu -141, Oke 5

lfedore

Akeredolu-142, Oke 1

llaje

Akeredolu- 142 , Oke 44

ile- Oluji/ Okeigbo

Akeredolu-146, Oke 4

lrele

Akeredolu- 122, Oke 26

Odigbo

Akeredolu-154, Oke 13, lji 1

Okitipupa

Akeredolu- 155, Oke 22

Ondo East

Akeredolu- 150, Oke 3, Kekemeke 1, Anifowose 1

Ondo West

Akeredolu 168, Oke 15

Ose

Akeredolu 141, Oke 18

Owo

Akeredolu- 161, Oke 2, Adelami 3.

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