The former candidate of PDP in Ondo State, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, has congratulated Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu who is awaiting his declaration as winner of the polls.
Akeredolu is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who has clinched 14 of the 17 local governments already declared.
Jimoh Ibrahim was until Tuesday the candidate of the PDP, but was replaced following the Court of Appeal ruling in favour of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede.
Even though INEC has not yet declared Akeredolu as the governor-elect, Ibrahim, in a statement, congratulated Akeredolu.
“My dear egbon. Congratulations. I have computed the results sent to me from 2907 wards by my party agents across Ondo State.
“It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin. I congratulate you as governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.
“I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people; kindly do whatever you can to assist your lovely civil servants. I saw poverty in those villages I visited during campaign. Please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can,’’ he said in a statement on Sunday.
Ibrahim also called on Akeredolu to probe the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko by auditing all public accounts and recovering
Results still being collated on Sunday in the Ondo state governorship election indicate that APC is still ahead of PDP and AD.
The result still being awaited is from Ilaje local governments. The Returning officer announced that the results are still compiled.
The Chief Returning Officer, Prof. A. Ambali, announced an break and said they will reconvene at 11 am.
The results from the local governments are hereunder as announced.
APC 4, 253, PDP 7,313 in Ondo East local government PDP
APC 10,681, PDP 8,306 in Ile Oluji Okeigbo local government APC
APC 13,464 PDP 6,493 in Akoko North east local government APC
APC 10,958 PDP 6,742 in Ifedore local government APC
APC 11,138 , AD 6,710, PDP 5,907 in Irele local government APC
APC 13,454, PDP 6,520 Ose local government APC
APC 10,673, PDP 17,382 in Ondo West PDP
APC 6,384, PDP 4,239 in Akoko south east APC
APC 19,892, PDP 7,691, AD 9,359 in Akoko South West APC
APC 13,048, PDP 6,049 in Akoko North West APC
APC 10,710 PDP 6119 Akure north APC
AD 16,294, APC 14,930 Okitipupa local AD
APC 32,988, PDP 4,241 Owo local government APC
APC 10,981, PDP 7,975 Idanre Local APC
APC 17,581, PDP 8,668 Odigbo Local government APC
APC 25,797, PDP 25,005 Akure South Local government APC
APC 10,700, PDP 8,701 Ese Odo local government APC