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OndoDecide’20: Akeredolu graced as INEC declares winner

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Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Idowu Olayinka, returned Akeredolu as the governor-elect on Sunday

Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected as Governor of Ondo State on the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state.

Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 292,839 votes while Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 193,585 votes, leaving margin of 99,254.

Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) came a distant third with 60,051 votes.

“Having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, I hereby declare Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu of the APC as the winner, and he is hereby returned elected,” Professor Olayinka declared said.

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Below are the votes of the three leading parties across 18 LGAs:

Ile Oluji

APC:13,287

PDP: 9231

ZLP:1971

Akoko north-east

APC:16,572

PDP: 8380

ZLP:3532

Akoko south-west

APC:21,232

PDP:15,055

ZLP:2755

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Akoko south-east

APC:9419

PDP:4003

ZLP:2004

Akoko north-west

APC: 15,809

PDP: 10,320

ZLP: 3,477

Irele

APC: 12,643

PDP:5493

ZLP:5904

Ose

APC:15,122

PDP:8421

ZLP:1083

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Ifedore

APC:9350

PDP:11852

ZLP:1863

Owo

APC: 35,957

PDP:5311

ZLP: 408

Okitipupa

APC: 19,266

PDP: 10,367

ZLP: 10,120

Akure north-west

APC: 9,546

PDP: 12,263

ZLP: 1046

Idanre

APC: 11,286

PDP: 7499

ZLP: 3623

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Akure south-east

APC: 17,277

PDP: 47,267

ZLP: 2,236

Ondo east

APC:6485

PDP:4049

ZLP: 3221

Ondo west

APC: 15,977

PDP: 10,627

ZLP: 10,159

Odigbo

APC: 23,571

PDP: 9,485

ZLP: 6,540

Ese Odo

APC: 13383

PDP: 4680

ZLP: 4760

Ilaje

APC: 26657

PDP: 11128

ZLP: 4405


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OndoDecide’20: INEC releases official results in 12 LGAs; Akeredolu leads.

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The results from the remaining six local government areas were expected to be announced by INEC later.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Sunday began the release of results of the Ondo governorship election

The collation, is taking place at the INEC office at Alagbaka in Akure.

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Here are the results as declared by the collation officers:

Okitipupa Local Government

APC- 19,266
PDP- 10,367
ZLP – 10,120

Ose Local Government Area
APC – 15,122
PDP – 8,421
ZLP – 1,083

Akure South LGA

APC – 17,277

PDP – 47,627

ZLP – 2,236

Akoko South East

APC – 9,419

PDP – 4,003

ZLP – 2,004

Idanre LGA

APC -11,286

PDP – 7,499

ZLP – 3,623

Owo LGA

APC – 35957

PDP – 5311

ZLP – 408

Akure North LGA

APC – 9546

PDP – 12263

ZLP – 1,046

Ondo East LGA

APC – 6485

PDP – 4049

ZLP – 3,221

Akoko North West

APC- 15,809

PDP- 10,320

ZLP – 3,477

Akoko South East

APC – 21,232

PDP – 15,055

ZLP – 2,775

Akoko North East

APC – 16,572

PDP – 8,380

ZLP – 3,532

Irele LGA

APC – 12,643

PDP – 5,493

ZLP – 5,904

Ile Oluji Oke Igbo LGA

APC – 13,278

PDP – 9,231

ZLP – 1,971

Ifedore LGA

APC – 9,350

PDP – 11,852


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OndoDecide’20: Ajayi, Akeredolu, Jegede, Others sign peace pact. [Nigeria]

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Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rotimi Akeredolu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede; the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Agboola Ajayi, and others, have signed a peace pact ahead of the Ondo State Governorship election slated for Saturday.

They signed the pact on Tuesday in the state capital, Akure, pledging to shun violence during the election and avoid actions that may undermine the peace accord.

The event, facilitated by the National Peace Committee (NPC), had the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu; and the Inspector-General Of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who was represented by the DIG Of Police, Research and Planning, Oyebade Adeleye, in attendance.

Others in attendance included the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, Executive Director, YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo and traditional rulers from the state.

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With the election drawing close, there have been claims and counterclaims about attacks from the two leading contestants, the candidates of the APC and the PDP.

In the weeks leading up to the election, the convoy of the PDP candidate, Jegede has been attacked severally – a situation which he credited to ‘hoodlums’ who according to him, escort the governor.

“Why should hoodlums be following a governor?,” Jegede asked, in an interview last Wednesday, as he reiterated that it can only be because they are threatened by him.

The APC, on the other hand, has accused the PDP of attacking its party properties in Owo the hometown of incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

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They also accused some supporters of the opposition party of shooting at passers-by and damaging their vehicles, shops and other building in an attack.

While both parties have denied responsibility of the attacks, they have now signed the pact, agreeing to a violence-free exercise.

Jegede had contested in 2016 under the PDP and is hoping to secure a victory this time.

Also looking to secure a second term, Akeredolu on Tuesday, however, gave an assurance that the election will be peaceful, even as he urged INEC to ensure that the exercise is free, fair and credible.


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OndoDecide’20: Eyitayo Jegede picks Ikengboju Gboluga as running mate

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede has picked Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga as his running mate.

Mr. Jegede made the announcement via his Twitter page on Tuesday.

“I am pleased to announce that Hon. Ikengboju Gboluga will be working with me in seeking your mandate in the October 10, 2020 governorship election”, he said.

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Hon. Gboluga is a member of the House of Representatives representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency.

This comes barely 24 hours after the governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, selected a running mate for the October 10, 2020 election.

Ajayi who is the current Deputy Governor of the state picked Gboye Adegbenro as his running mate.

The deputy governor had last week officially defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to ZLP in Akure, the Ondo state capital.


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OndoDecide’20: Agboola loses to Eyitayo in PDP primaries

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Former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election for the October 10, 2020 guber poll.

Eight aspirants – Jegede, Banji Okunomo, Bode Ayorinde, Boluwaji Kunlere, Sola Ebiseni, Godday Erewa, Eddy Olafeso and the state deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi – participated in the election.

Jegede polled 888 votes to clinch the party’s governorship ticket and slug it out again with Akeredolu of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the governorship election. Ajayi emerged the second runner-up with 657 votes.

The winner was the party’s candidate in the 2016 governorship election but defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Former attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede

The chairman of the primary election committee and governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, while kicking off the election said: “It is our expectation that this Ondo State primary election will be seamless at the time it is completed. We hope to see that the Ondo State chapter of the PDP elects a widely acceptable flagbearer.”

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According to him, the candidate should be able to make the ‘umbrella’ stronger and win the upcoming governorship election in October.

Ugwuanyi disclosed that the aspirants were properly screened for the election and made to sign a peace pact.

“We are in agreement on strict adherence to electoral guidelines on the conduct of a credible, free and fair gubernatorial primary election in Ondo.

“We also agreed to observe the protocols laid down by National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) for prevention of Covid-19 transmission,” he said.


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OndoDecide’20: Eyitayo Jegede win PDP primaries

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PDP aspirant, Eyitayo Jegede has won the party’s governorship primary election in Ondo State.

Eyitayo Jegede has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s flag bearer for the Ondo State governorship election which is expected to place on October 10.

Jegede was announced as the winner after the delegates cast their votes at the party’s primary which held at the International Culture and Events Center, the dome in Akure, the state capital.

He polled 888 votes to defeat his closest rival and incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi who garnered 657 votes and other seven other aspirants.

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The other aspirants include Eddy Olafeso – 175, Banji Okunomo – 90, Olabode Ayorinde – 95, Boluwaji Kunlere – 33, Olusola Ebiseeni – 29 and Godday Erewa – 14 votes.

After gathering the highest number of votes in the indirect mode adopted by the party, Chairman of the PDP Primary Election Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi declared Jegede the winner of the exercise.

Governor Ugwuanyi is supported by his counterpart from Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri among other members.

With this development, Jegede will now battle the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in the governorship election which is barely three months away.


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