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APC Declares Aiyedatiwa Winner Of APC Ondo Gubernatorial Primaries

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Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has secured the nomination of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming November 16 governorship election, as he has been returned the flag bearer of the party in the state. The sitting governor won the primary election in a land slide victory, with a total score of 48,569 votes in the primaries. His closest contender, Mayowa Akinfolarin, followed from far behind with a paltry of 15,343 votes, while Chief Olusola Oke secured the third position with 14,865 votes.

Accordingly, the declaration was made by the Chairman of the Governorship Primary Election Committee the current Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Ododo, reflecting on the competitive nature of the primaries, as it was adjudged a fierce battle amongst the contenders in the electoral process. 

The primaries, was conducted across all the 18 local council areas of Ondo State, as witnessed by fervent participation from party members and supporters. 

Having secured the ticket, Aiyedatiwa and the APC now would be more concerned with consolidating support and rallying behind their candidate as they prepare to face off against opponents in the November gubernatorial election process. 

Although there were reported cases of violence in lfedore LGA as reported by, Oliver Okpala, the returning officer who revealed the exercise in the area had some challenges, hence no voting was conducted in all the wards of the LGA. 

Declaring the result as submitted by the electoral officers of all the councils, Governor Usman Ododo said, “Let’s remember that the real election lies with all of us as members of this great party, the All Progessives Congress. 

“We must always reflect on the words of our father and leader, President Bola Tinubu, who has maintained that a political contest is a quest to serve by brothers and sisters from the same family but leaving in the same room and must therefore live in the same house after the election has been won and lost. 

“In our own room today, we are all in the same room as a family, and as such, we have no need to abandon the party, irrespective of today’s outcome. 

” We must set aside our differences and unite behind our candidate. 

“In our unity, we shall continue to find strength, and our victory lies in our solidarity as party men and women.” 

The summary of the result as follows; 

Total number of voters 117922 

Total number of accredited voters 95,178 

Total votes cast 95178 

Invalid- Nil 

The casndidates scored as follows; 

Jimi Odimayo 490 

Omogoroye Judith 115 

Aiyedatiwa 48,569 

Kekemeke 1045 

Soji Ehinlanwo 492 

Olugbenga Edema 395 

Jimoh lbrahim 9456 

Adekojo Funmilayo 529 

Akinfolarin Samuel 15343 

Wale Akinterinwa 1952 

Olusola Oke 14,915 

Olamide Ohunyeye 424 

Morayo Lebi 290 

Diran lyantan 348 

Prof Dayo Faduyile 353 

Ife Oyedele 462