The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor-elect in the heated gubernatorial elections in Ondo state as the results trickled into the collation centre.
The Ondo election has been the subject of controversies ranging from Eyitayo Jegede emerging as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after a Supreme Court judgment ruled against erstwhile factional candidate of same party, Jimoh Ibrahim.
The PDP called for a postponement of the election although this was rejected by INEC.
Check out Legit.ng's live reports, news updates and pictures from the voting which began On Saturday, November 26 and has been concluded in some parts of the state.
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Rotimi Akeredolu took a slight early lead in the unofficial results sent in from Legit.ng correspondents from the situation room in the state.
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01. 10' Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, INEC's returning officer declared Akeredolu as the winner of the election after satisfying all the requirement and having the highest number of votes.
11.05' APC's Akeredolu has thanked the people of Ondo for voting him as he awaits official confirmation of his victory from INEC.
09.50' Although the official result result of the last local government has not been announced, there is already celebration in the Akeredolu camp as he is poised to emerge governor after winning 14 local governments
09.10' INEC postponed announcement of the remaining one local government till .
The results of 17 local government has been announced as Nigerians await Ilaje local government election result to arrive the INEC office in Alagbaka, Akure.
08.29' Official results from Ese-Odo LGA
Registered Voters: 66,704
Accredited Voters: 25,563
08.10' Official results from Akure
Registered Voter: 261, 281
Accredited Voters: 69, 916
AD -12, 270
APC- 25, 797
PDP- 25, 005
08.01' The official results from Odigbo LGA
07.58' Official results from Owo LGA
Results from Okitipupa LGA put the APC ahead
The APC also wins Akoko South East
The official results from Akoko south west LGA
07.55' Official results from Akure North LGA
Akoko South LGA
07.50' Official results from Ose LGA
Total votes cast- 25034
Rejected votes- 1376
07.41' Official results from Ondo west LGA
Total valid votes- 37,054
Rejected votes- 2448
Total votes- 39502
07.32' Official results from Irele LGA
07.31' Official results from Ore LGA
07.30' Official results from Ifedore LGA:
Total votes- 23347
Rejected votes- 1087
Total votes- 24434
07.40' Official results from Akoko North East LGA indicates that the APC won with a landslide
Registered votes- 72911
Accredited votes- 31129
APC - 13645
Total votes- 29638
Rejected - 1462
Total votes- 31100
07.30' Official results fromIle Olugi Local govt
Registered voters- 66090
Accredited voters- 26281
Valid votes- 24545
Rejected votes- 1601
Total votes - 26146
07. 00' The APC trails the PDP in Ondo West according to the official results from INEC
Total number of registered voters- 45050
Total number of votes cast- 15989
Total valid votes- 15030
Rejected votes- 941
Total votes cast- 15971