The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, in the Saturday, November 26, 2016, governorship election held in Ondo State, has been declared a winner by the Returning Officer, Professor Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, having polled a total of 224,842 votes to defeat 27 other candidates.
Rotimi Akeredolu was followed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Olayinka Jegede, who polled a total of 150,380 votes while Olusola Alex Oke of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in third place scored a total of 126,889 votes.
Declaring the result, Professor Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, said that “Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, having fulfilled the requirements of the law and got the highest votes is the winner and is returned elected”.
The state has a total of 1,647,973 registered voters, and 584,997 were accredited for the election while a total of 580,887 votes were cast. A total of 551,272 votes were valid and 29,615 votes were rejected across the eighteen (18) Local Government Areas in the state.