Ondo Guber: Jubilation, As INEC Declares Akeredolu Winner
… Governor–Elect Vows To Concentrate More On Rural Areas
The Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC) has declared the Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Mr Rotimi Akeredolu winner of the just concluded Ondo Gubernatorial election held on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
The result announced by the Chief Returning Officer, Prof. A. Ambali, said that Akeredolu scored 244,842 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who scored 150,380votes.
The candidate of Alliance for Democracy, ( AD),Chief Olusola scored 126,889 votes.
There was jubilation in Akure, the Ondo state capital and Akeredolu ‘s camp immediately INEC declared Akeredolu as the governor-elect of the Sun Shine state.
What this means is that the governor elect Akeredolu , APC candidate will take over from Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the PDP.
Speaking shortly after he was declared the winner by INEC, the former NBA President , Akeredolu, said that his victor is a demonstration of the people’s will, adding that Ondo people have spoken by electing him and that he would hit the ground running immediately he was sworn in.
According to him, “The people in the rural areas have been neglected for a very long time. I will concentrate more on grass root development because of the neglect.”
According to him, “there has been obvious neglect of people in the rural areas, and his government will focus more on grass-root development.
Abelnewsng.com recalled that Akeredolu had contested for years ago for the governorship position but was beaten by Governor Olusegun Mimiko of the PDP).
Abelnewsng. com learnt authoritatively from a source who covered the election and who does not want to be identified that Akure, the state capital and other towns in the state remain calm and that there has not been any protest in any part of the state.
The Federal Government to ensure violence fre e election had he deployed 26,000 policemen and 15,000 personnel from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), to the state to maintain law and order.