The incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the governor of Ondo State in the just concluded 2020 Ondo State governorship election.
Gov Rotimi Akeredolu was declared as the winner of the 2020 Ondo State governorship election by the Independent Electoral Commission.
He defeated his closest rival the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede, garnering the highest votes at 12 of the 18 Local Government Areas where the election was held.
The Governor Rotimi Akeredolu polled 292,830 votes as against Jegede’s 195,791 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who declared Akeredolu winner, said he had met all conditions required to be returned as governor-elect for the state.
Though Jegede won the first LG (Ifedore) result to be announced, Akeredolu maintained a comfortable lead after 16 of the 18 LGAs’ results were announced.
Jegede won in Akure South, Akure North, and Ifedore LGAs while the Deputy Governor and Zenith Labour Party candidate, Agboola Ajayi, won none.