Ondo poll: Akeredolu leading with over 84,000 votes in 12 LGAs

…as Jegede, Ajayi dominate strongholds

Incumbent Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, who is also candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s election, is leading his opponents with about 84,011 votes.

Results the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared at the collation centres of 12 local government areas showed that Akeredolu has polled 189,489 votes while Eyitayo Jegede, his Peoples Democratic Party opponent is trailing with 108,195, leaving a margin of 74,735.

Deputy Governor Agbola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party came a distant third with 37,806 votes.

The 12 local governments are: Ile Oluji, Akoko North-East, Akoko South-West, Akoko South-East, Akoko North-West, Irele, Ose, Ifedore, Owo, Okitipupa, Akure North-West, and Idanre.

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Further analysis, however, also showed that the two other major contenders-PDP’s Eyitayo Jegede and Ajayi of the ZLP-were clearly dominating in their strongholds in the Saturday governorship election.

Jegede is trailing the incumbent with 108,195 votes, leaving a margin of 74,735. Ajayi of the ZLP came a distant third with 37,806 votes.

Akeredolu, who hails from the Ondo North Senatorial District, appears to be leading in most of the polling units and a number of local government areas.

The LGAs in the Ondo North are: Akoko North-East, Akoko North-West, Akoko South-West, Akoko South-East, Owo and Ose.

Jegede, is also leading in a number of the LGAs and polling units in the Ondo Central Senatorial District, where he hails from.

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The LGAs in the Ondo Central are: Akure South, Akure North, Ifedore, Idanre, Ondo West and Ondo East.

Similarly, Ajayi of the ZLP who is from the Ondo South Senatorial District, won in some of the polling units and LGAs in his stronghold.

The LGAs in Ondo South are: Ile-Oluji/Oke Igbo, Odigbo, Okitipupa, Irele, Ilaje and Ese Odo.

Below are the votes of the three leading parties across 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

Akoko south-east

APC:9419

PDP:4003

ZLP:2004

Akoko north-west

APC: 15,809

PDP: 10,320

ZLP: 3,477

Irele

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APC: 12,643

PDP:5493

ZLP:5904

Ose

APC:15,122

PDP:8421

ZLP:1083

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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