- Governor Akeredolu said he could not believe the outcome of the election in the Akure division of Ondo state
- INEC declared Akeredolu the winner of the election on Sunday, October 11, after winning 15 out of 18 LGs in the state
- The results in the other three LGs went in favour of the candidate of the PDP, Eyitayo Jegede
Barely one day after he was declared the winner of the Ondo state governorship election held on Saturday, October 10, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has expressed shock over the outcome of the election in the Akure division of the state.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the governor said he was disappointed for losing in the three local government areas secured by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede.
Legit.ng gathered that Akeredolu who stated this during an interview on Channels TV said he was let down by the people of Akure despite all the developmental projects executed by his administration in the area.
He said he was shocked to lose in the three local government areas, saying it was unbelievable the people of the area could vote against him in the election.
The governor claimed that his footprints are more pronounced in the three local government areas than any other places across the state and expected to turn in more votes from the areas.
“When it comes to the issue of winning 15 local governments, it’s just a slight improvement of what I did the last time. The last time I won 14. Talking seriously, I thought I was going to win the 18 local governments.
“I’m shocked at what happened in Akure because I take Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure. So, I’m shocked at the development there.
“But I’ll put that behind me. I’ll move forward. I thought I would win in Akure because I worked in those three local governments where people turned against us. But it’s alright with me. We’ll forget it.”
Speaking on his embattled deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, the governor said he reposed too much confidence in him, only for Ajayi to turn around against him.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the defeat recorded in the Ondo governorship election, Gbenga Akinmoyo, the spokesman of the Eyitayo Jegede campaign organisation, said the PDP relied on God to decide on the future.
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