Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship election in the state has won the election in Ese Odo Local Government.
With his victory in Ese Odo, Akeredolu has won 15 local governments out of the 18 local government in Ondo State.
His main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in three local governments.
According to the result announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, Akeredolu defeated his closest rival, Jegede with 292,830 votes against 195,791, representing nearly 20 percent lead.
The candidate of Zenith Labour party, Agboola Ajayi scored 69,178 votes.
As expected by many observers, both Akeredolu and Jegede recorded a landslide victory in their senatorial districts and local government areas.
Ondo North where Akeredolu comes from, the APC led PDP by 62,621 votes while PDP led by 23,996 votes in Ondo Central, the stronghold of Jegede.
ZLP was in a distant third in each of the senatorial districts including Ondo South, the home front of Ajayi, the current deputy governor.