Elections results from the Ondo state governorship election have been fully announced in Akure, by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Here are the full results of the 18 local government areas:
Illaje Local government Area, LGA
AD= 22, 789
APC = 7,030
APC: 32, 988
Akoko North-West LGA:
Akoko South-West LGA:
Akure South LGA-
APC : 11,138
PDP : 5,907
AD : 6,710
Ondo East LGA:
APC : 4253
PDP : 7317
Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo LGA :
APC : 10681
Akoko North/East LGA:
PDP : 6496
PDP : 6747
PDP : 6,520
AD: 4, 272
Ondo West LGA
APC : 10, 672
Meanwhile, the Ondo poll witnessed a large turnout of voters amid a peaceful conduct and with no major hitches.
In Akure, the state capital, voters, electoral officers and election materials arrived at polling units earlier, even before the official kick off time of 8.00am for the exercise.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, who was on an inspection tour at the Sacred Heart School Polling Station, Cathedral area assured voters of enough Card Readers to replace faulty ones.
Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party’s flagbearer, voted in the same Polling Unit, after he, with his wife stayed in the queue for about 45 mins, before casting his ballot at about 10:50 am.
He commended the electoral process but called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure all accredited voters were allowed to exercise their franchise through adequate provision of efficient Card Readers
In Ondo town at Agbogbo Oke where Governor Olusegun Mimiko cast his votes, the atmosphere was calm as voters, including the Governor waited for votes to be counted before they departed.
VON Correspondents report that situations were not different in Oke Igbo and Ile Oluji as voters conducted themselves peacefully before, during and after voting.
The atmosphere was also similar at Owo, Rotimi Akeredolu voted where the All Progressives Congress Party candidate voted. Akeredolu also commended the peaceful conduct of the election and and political consciousness of the people as reflected in the large turnout.
In Igbotako town, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim who was substituted with Eyitayo Jegede by the court judgments after casting his ballot, insisted he was still the PDP candidate, saying he would be the one to be sworn in should PDP wins the election.
Olusola Oke of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, voted in Ilaje across the water. At his home in Okitipupa, he praised the INEC for a job well done, and expressed confidence of coming victorious at the poll.
His wife, Dr Daisi Oke commended the simultaneous voting system where accreditation and voting are done successively within few minutes.
Mrs Oke who commended the adequate security arrangements and civility of the security personnel, however, called on the electoral body to ensure the will of the people prevailed.
She, however, urged politicians to maintain calm after the final result might have been counted, advising them to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship.
Though, there were reported cases of hitches in a few areas, the peaceful conduct of the election in most areas has been generally commended by both the electorates and the politicians, as a marked improvement over previous elections.
The citizens of Ondo expect to know their next governor as they patiently await the final results.