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Nigeria: Incumbent Akeredolu Takes Early Lead in Ondo Governorship Election

Residents in Nigeria’s Ondo State went to the polls on Saturday to decide who will be their next governor and lead them for the next four years. The collation of

Rotimi Akeredolu

Residents in Nigeria’s Ondo State went to the polls on Saturday to decide who will be their next governor and lead them for the next four years. The collation of results by election officials began early Sunday morning, with incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, taking an early lead.

The Governor recorded 178,854 votes after results from 12 of the state’s 18 local governments were announced.

His closest challenger, the People’s Democratic Party’s Eyitayo Jegede, recorded 141,083 votes. Another major contender, the State’s Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, Agboola Ajayi, has recorded 32,060 votes.

Akeredolu has won nine of the local governments so far, clinching victory in Akoko South East, Idanre LGA, Owo LGA, Ondo East LGA, Akoko North West, Akoko South East, Akoko North East, Irele LGA and Ile Oluji Oke Igbo LGA.

Jegede secured victory in three local government areas- Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore LGA.

The Results So Far:

Akure South LGA:

APC – 17,277

PDP – 47,627

Akoko South East:

APC – 9,419

PDP – 4,003

Idanre LGA:

APC -11,286

PDP – 7,499

Owo LGA:

APC – 35957

PDP – 5311

Akure North LGA:

APC – 9546

PDP – 12263

Ondo East LGA:

APC – 6485

PDP – 4049

Akoko North West:

APC- 15,809

PDP- 10,320

Akoko South East:

APC – 21,232

PDP – 15,055

Akoko North East:

APC – 16,572

PDP – 8,380

Irele LGA:

APC – 12,643

PDP – 5,493

Ile Oluji Oke Igbo LGA:

APC – 13,278

PDP – 9,231

Ifedore LGA:

APC – 9,350

PDP – 11,852

Results from the six remaining local governments- and the winner of the election will be announced at 9am on Sunday

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