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Akeredolu wins Ondo governorship election
The candidate of All Progressive Congress in the Ondo State Governorship Election Rotimi Akeredolu has been declared winner of the November 26, 2016 polls.
Akeredolu, a seasoned legal practitioner was announced the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC.
INEC Chief Returning Officer Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali of the University of Ilorin says Akeredolu of APC scored 244,842 votes to beat another legal icon Mr. Jegede Eyitayo of the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP, who scored 150,380, and Olusola Oke of Alliance for Democracy who polled 126,889 votes.
In his acceptance speech, the governor-elect promised to embark on aggressive agriculture programme aimed at encouraging the youths to embrace farming in order o boost food production and reduce hunger and unemployment.
Jimoh Ibrahim writes congratulates Aketi before INEC formally declared him winner
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim, some hours after voting were concluded wrote a congratulatory letter to Romiti Akeredolu.
That was when INEC said it was collating the results across all the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.
Jimoh Ibrahim’s ambition to govern the state was truncated by the Supreme Court.
He was later quoted as saying he deliberately wasted Governor Segun Mimiko and Jegede’s time, “Mimiko is just wasting his time. There’s nothing he can do.
“I deliberately lock him up and waste his time for three weeks…took him out the state, destabilised him.
The oil magnate claimed that from every indication Akeredolu would eventually win.
Ibrahim earlier threw his weight behind Akeredolu of the APC when it was clear he’s not going to be the flagbearer of the PDP.
In the letter, Ibrahim warned Aketi to avoid the outgoing governor, Olusegun Mimiko, if the baton of leaderhip is eventually handed over to him.
Jimon Ibrahim’s Letter to Ondo Governor-Elect Rotimi Akeredolu
|My dear Egbon,
Congratulations I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents across Ondo State. It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin.
I congratulate you as Governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.
I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people, kindly do whatever you can to assist our lovely civil servants I saw poverty in those villages I visited during campaign please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can.
Ondo state account requires clear audit and this is urgent for immediate recovery of our money to assist in major programme infrastructural development.
Once again congratulations
PDP Candidate 2016