Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Ondo 2020 governorship election, has maintained his lead in 12 local government areas, as announced by INEC on Saturday in Akure.
Akeredolu, who was leading in nine of the12 local governments earlier announced, has won in three more local government areas — Ose, Okitipupa, and Ondo West.
Akeredolu scored 15,152 votes in Ose Local Government Area (LGA) to beat Eyitayo Jegede of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Agboola Ajayi of the ZLP, who polled 8,421 and 1,083 votes respectively.
Also in Okitipupa LGA, Akeredolu scored 19,266 votes, Jegede scored 10,367 votes, while Agboola closely followed with 10,120 votes.
In Ondo West LGA, Akeredolu scored 15,977 votes, Jegede scored 10,627 votes, while Agboola got 10,159 votes.
The nine local government areas, in which APC has earlier, are Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo, Irele, Akoko North East, Akoko South-West, Akoko North West, Ondo East, Owo, Idanre, and Akoko South East.
PDP won in Akure South, Akure North, and Ifedore LGAs, while ZLP did not win in any local government area.
Regent Times reports the results of the election in only three, out of the 18 local government areas of Ondo State have yet to be released by INEC.