LIVE: Akeredolu Re-Elected As Ondo State Governor

A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.
A file photo of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.


Thirty minutes into the start of Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) began the final collation of results for the Ondo governorship election.

The collation, which is taking place at the INEC office at Alagbaka in Akure, brings the election which was held on Saturday closer to its conclusion.

According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 17 parties are on the ballot, although some have collapsed their structures to campaign for others.

Incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress is also seeking re-election but is expected to face stiff competition from the Peoples Democratic Party’s Eyitayo Jegede and the Zenith Labour Party’s Agboola Ajayi.

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Mr Rotimi Akeredolu has been re-elected as Governor of Ondo State on the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state.

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14:18: All local government results have now been announced.

14:11: Ese-Odo LGA

APC – 13,383

PDP – 4,680

ZLP – 4,760

14:02: Ilaje LGA

APC – 26,657

PDP – 11,128

ZLP – 4,005

12:04: Odigbo LGA

APC – 23,571

PDP – 9,485

ZLP – 6,540

10:44: Ondo West LGA

APC- 15,977

PDP- 10,627

ZLP – 10,159

10:30: Okitipupa LGA

APC- 19,266

PDP- 10,367

ZLP – 10,120

10:17: Ose LGA

APC – 15,122

PDP – 8,421

ZLP – 1,083

10:00: Collation of results has resumed.

2:28: Collation has been suspended until 9 am.

Akeredolu In Early Lead As Collation Continues

Incumbent Governor of Ondo State and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Rotimi Akeredolu, shot into an early lead on Sunday as the Independent National Electoral Commission began to collate results of the state’s Governorship election held on Saturday.

After 12 local governments, the Governor, who is seeking re-election for another four years, recorded 178,854 votes.

His closest challenger, the Peoples Democratic Party’s Eyitayo Jegede, recorded 141,083 votes. Read more.

2:27: Results for 12 of the state’s 18 local governments have been collated with six more LGA results being expected. Akeredolu has won nine of the local governments while Jegede has won three.

02:25: Akure South LGA

APC – 17,277

PDP – 47,627

ZLP – 2,236

02:16: Akoko South East

APC – 9,419

PDP – 4,003

ZLP – 2,004

02:00: Idanre LGA

APC -11,286

PDP – 7,499

ZLP – 3,623

01:55: Owo LGA

APC – 35957

PDP – 5311

ZLP – 408

01:45: Akure North LGA

APC – 9546

PDP – 12263

ZLP – 1,046

01:33: Ondo East LGA

APC – 6485

PDP – 4049

ZLP – 3,221

01:27: Akoko North West

APC- 15,809

PDP- 10,320

ZLP – 3,477

01:21: Akoko South East

APC – 21,232

PDP – 15,055

ZLP – 2,775

01:12: Akoko North East

APC – 16,572

PDP – 8,380

ZLP – 3,532

01:05: Irele LGA

APC – 12,643

PDP – 5,493

ZLP – 5,904

00:59: Ile Oluji Oke Igbo LGA

APC – 13,278

PDP – 9,231

ZLP – 1,971

00:49: Ifedore LGA

APC – 9,350

PDP – 11,852

Sunday, October 11 [00:45]: Collation of Results Commences


20:33: We’ll Continue Using Smartcard Readers Until We Have An Alternative – INEC


National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Anthonia Simbine, says the commission will continue to use smartcard readers for elections until it has an alternative. Read more


20:00: Pro-Democracy Group Slams Frontline Parties Over Vote Buying


Pro-democracy group, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has taken a swipe at some political parties that engaged in vote-buying in the Ondo State governorship election. Read more here.


19:40: Ondo Election: 75% Of Results Uploaded To Portal, Says INEC



Hours after voting was concluded in the Ondo State Governorship election, and collation commenced, 75% of the results have been uploaded to the INEC portal.

National Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Anthonia Simbine, disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Saturday.

“Right now, Polling Unit results have been uploaded and we have about 75% of those unit results uploaded on the INEC results viewing portal,” Simbine said.


19:30: YIAGA Advises INEC, Security Agencies On Way Forward

The non-profit organisation urged INEC to ensure that the ballots were counted openly and that the Forms EC60E were posted at respective polling units.

YIAGA also asked the electoral umpire to upload the polling unit result sheets on its viewing portal, as well as post information on polling units where elections did not hold or results were canceled. Read details here


INEC Ad-hoc staff cancel all unused ballot papers.


15:04: Police Arrest Two Suspected Ballot Box Snatchers At Jegede’s Polling Unit

The Police have arrested two suspected ballot box snatchers at a polling unit on the premises of the Sacred Heart Primary School in Ondo State.

While voting was ongoing, the two suspects were said to have driven into one of the voting centers and parked their car very close to where ad-hoc officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were conducting the exercise.

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14:58: Counting of votes ongoing at Polling Unit 9 Ward 2, Akure South LGA – Eyitayo Jegede’s polling unit

14:46: Counting of votes commences in Ijomu Ward 4, Polling Unit 7 in Akure at St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School.

14:40: It’s official. Voting has ended and the counting and collation of results have begun.

14:31: Channels TV’s correspondent reports that voting has closed at Apoi ward 2, unit 002. Kiribo, Ese Odo LGA.

Sorting and counting are now underway.

14:00 Security Arrangement Compromised?

File photo of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi.

The Deputy Governor and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Agboola Ajayi says while turnout for the election in the state has been very encouraging, security arrangements are a bit compromised. Read more here 


Boat Conveying INEC Workers, Electoral Materials Capsizes

A boat conveying some ad-hoc Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers and electoral materials to the riverine Ilaje communities in Ondo State has capsized.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ondo State, Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, who confirmed the incident, said the boat capsized on Friday night during the movement of “personnel and materials to the riverine Registration Areas of Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA)”

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13:10 – Wife of Ondo state governor, who is said to be involved in an election crisis in a viral video, has debunked the fake news.

Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu in an exclusive interview with Channels TV condemned the false video, describing it as a mark of desperation by politicians who are afraid that her husband is winning.

Akeredolu Confident Of Victory

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is confident of winning the Ondo Governorship election, pinning his hopes of securing another four-year term on divine backing.

“Mine [confidence] is about God and that God in His infinite mercy will give me victory,” Akeredolu said after casting his vote at Ward 05, Unit 06, Ijebu 2, Owo, Ondo state. “So, my confidence is in God and I know God will give me victory.”

Read the full story here.

12:14 – At Ipele, it’s generally peaceful. Security men are on the ground. Our correspondents sighted soldiers, police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and Federal Road Safety Corps officials.

11:56 – Our correspondent reports that in Ojigbo Gbini ward 2, unit 007, Ese Odo LGA security operatives and INEC officials returned to the Registration Area Centre with complete electoral materials.

The Presiding officer says the designated area of voting (unit) has been overrun by water. And they chose another location but some residents resisted the decision.

Drama As Card Reader Malfunctions At Jegede’s Polling Unit

A mild drama played out on Saturday at the Polling Unit of Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ondo State Governorship Election. Read more here

11:30 – We’re at Ipele. This was the community where a political crisis happened a few weeks back. The entrance to the community is manned by men of the Nigerian Army.

11:10 – PDP Candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, just cast his vote at Ward 2 unit 9 Akure South.

11:00 – APC candidate and incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has cast his vote at Ward 05, Unit 06, Ijebu 2, Owo, Ondo state.

10:48 – The governorship candidate of ZLP, Agboola Ajayi, has cast his vote in Kiribo Ese Odo Local Govt Area of Ondo State.

10:00 – Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, arrives at Sacred Heart Primary School in Akure. He will be voting at Unit 9, Ward 2.

9:27 – Rain forces electoral officials to pause the polling exercise

9:18 – The elderly are given the opportunity to get into the queue from the front.

8:30 – At Ward 10, Polling Unit 22 in Akure South, voters queue at the gate before officials commence the exercise.


8:10 – The elderly are also out to vote.

Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels Television



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