The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Ondo State governorship election, Eyitayo Jegede, wins in his own Akure South and North Local Government Areas .
The results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission early Sunday morning at its collation centre in Akure.
In Akure South , Jegede polled 47 ,627 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress candidate , Rotimi Akeredolu, who secured 17, 277 votes. Zenith Labor Party candidate , Agboola Ajayi , garnered 3 ,623 votes.
In Akure North , Akeredolu got 9 ,546 votes; Jegede, 12 ,263; and Ajayi 1 ,046 votes.
The breakdown of the figures shows that Jegede defeated his closet contender with 33,067 votes in Akure – 2 ,717 in the North and 30 ,350 in the South.
Jegede hails from Ondo Central Senatorial District. The LGAs in the Ondo Central are: Akure South , Akure North , Ifedore, Idanre , Ondo West , and Ondo East.