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ONDO ELECTION: View Full Election Result
The incumbent governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, is currently leading in the October 10 governorship elections in Ondo state.
12 LGA results has been released by Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, remaining 6.
View full election result by click on the link Below.
APC Wins 14 Chairmanship Positions in Ondo LG Polls
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 14 out of the 18 chairmanship positions in the local government election conducted on Saturday in Ondo State.
The results of the election was announced by the Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC), Prof. Yomi Dinakin, after the presentation of results by returning officers for each of the local governments.
As at the time of filling this report, results of polls in four local governments were still been awaited.
The local governments, which results were still been awaited are Akoko North West, Akoko South West, Idanre and Ondo East.
Of the 14 election results released, five local government chairmanship positions were returned unopposed.
The ODIEC chairman said the five APC candidates were returned unopposed, because only APC fielded contestants for the chairmanship positions.
Dinakin said the candidates were declared winners in accordance with the provisions of ODEC law.
The affected council areas are Akoko North East, Ose Local Government, Ifedore Local Government, Odigbo Local Government and Irele Local Government
The Ondo State local government election was held on Saturday without the participation of major opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Thugs Attack PDP Ward Chairman In Ondo During Council Election
Busola Akinro, a ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, was on Saturday attacked by armed thugs suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress during the local government election.
Mr Akinro was attacked at the front of his house at Igbara Oke in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state while voting took place.
A source, who witnessed the attack, said the hoodlums loyal to the APC came to challenge Akiro in his house for allegedly influencing electorates to vote for the candidates of African Democratic Party in the election.
"The APC thugs came and began harassing the Chairman because the voting took place directly in front of his house.
"They felt they were not going to win there because of the ADC. In fact, they also assaulted his daughter and cut him with axe on his right arm," the source said.
He explained that the case was immediately reported at Igbara Oke Police Station before the victims were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
A police officer, who was also at the scene, confirmed the attack, noting that some arrests had been made.
Ondo 2020: Social Democratic Party Picks Alhaji Saliu As Governorship Candidate
The Social Democratic Party has chosen Alhaji Adekunle Saliu as its flag bearer for the October 10, 2020, Ondo State governorship election.
Saliu emerged victorious after an indirect primary election was conducted by the party on Thursday.
The 360 delegates of the party all queued behind Saliu to contest in the election.
Speaking after the primary, Saliu expressed gratitude to the party and other aspirants.
He pledged to lead the party to victory and also assured of running a human development based government if elected.
He said, "After getting elected by the grace of God, serious efforts will be geared towards making the party very stable and I will also address the issue of members that have cultivated the habit of selling out SDP during elections.
"We are also very happy that the dissolution of the State Working Committee of our party has been declared an act of nullity today by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of Abuja Federal High Court.
"We are all at peace that our own group has been officially recognized as the authentic faction of SDP with today's court declaration that the status quo should remain.
"I cannot but appreciate Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye for saving our party from being deregistered by INEC. There wouldn't have been any SDP today if not for the heroic victory of Hon. Adefisoye to represent Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency."
Army Rescues Two Kidnapped Victims In Ondo
The Nigerian Army, 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks, Ondo State, have rescued two kidnapped victims in the state.
The victims, Aremo Abiodun, a 50-year-old driver, and Agnes Afogun, 50-year-old trader were both rescued in Ugbe Akoko.
The victims were travelling from Ugbe to Simerin Village for a business transaction when they were waylaid and seized by the kidnappers.
The gunmen had demanded a sum of N30m from the husband of Mrs Afogun before they would be released.
Speaking on their freedom, Acting Assistant Director, Army to Public Relations in Ondo State, Mr Ayorinde Omojokun, told SaharaReporters that they tracked down the location of the hoodlums with the support of the IGP-IRT team at Iboropa forest.
He explained that the two victims were rescued from the kidnappers' den and no ransoms was paid for their release.
Omojokun added that a Dane gun and machetes were recovered from the hoodlums, who took to their heels after noticing that security were very close on them.