Ondo polls: Akeredolu still ahead

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Collated results early Sunday in the Ondo state governorship election show that APC has won in nine out of the eleven local governments released.

The contending candidates are Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu of APC and Mr Eyitayo Jegede of PDP.

The results are being collated at the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, Ondo state capital.

PDP has highest number of votes in two local governments.

The results from the local governments are hereunder as announced.

APC 4, 253, PDP 7,313 in Ondo East local government
APC 10,681, PDP 8,306 in Ile Oluji Okeigbo local government
APC 13,464 PDP 6,493 in Akoko North east local government
APC 10,958 PDP 6,742 in Ifedore local government
APC 11,138 , AD 6,710, PDP 5,907 in Irele local government
APC 13,454, PDP 6,520 Ose local government
APC 10,673, PDP 17,382 in Ondo West
APC 6,384, PDP 4,239 in Akoko south east
APC 19,892, PDP 7,691, AD 9,359 in Akoko South West
APC 13,048, PDP 6,049 in Akoko North West
APC 10,710 PDP 6119 Akure north

Some voters had commended the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for a hitch-free governorship election.

In Okitipupa, they said that the card readers functioned seamlessly in the area making the accreditation and voting process to be fast.

They also lauded the security agencies for their prompt action to stop criminality at polling centres.

Mr Wale Adekoya, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in the area, told NAN that there was no challenge with the card readers.

“I have to commend INEC for their early distribution of materials, the punctuality of their staff as well as effective functioning of the card reader machines,” he said.

An Alliance for Democracy agent, Mr Rotimi Olasenoja, also commended security agents for their prompt action to make the election credible.
” We have enough security agents on ground and they are doing their job,” he said

Mrs Adewunmi Oloko, an APC supporter, also said the election was fair and credible.

Mr Dare John, INEC’s Presiding Officer for Okitipupa Ward 2, Unit 017, said that the voters were cooperative and orderly in their conduct, promoting a smooth electoral process.

“The electorate cooperated with us and were orderly too and we have no issue with the card reader machine,” John said.

A Superintendent of Police and Head of the police patrol team, Earnest Ejong, also said that no suspect was arrested so far in connection with election crime.

credit: NAN

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