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INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo gov election



The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared incumbent Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, as the winner of the Saturday state governorship election.

INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof Idowu Olayinka, at the INEC headquarters in Akure on Sunday declared Akeredolu, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), the winner after polling a total of 292,830 votes ahead of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede, who recorded 195,791 votes.

Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) was in a distant third, having scored 69,127 votes.

Below are votes garnered by the parties:

AAC – 814

ADC – 2,440

ADP – 3,464

APC – 292,830

APGA – 271

APM – 309

APP – 527

LP – 1,977

NNPP – 222

NRM – 468

PDP – 195,791

PRP – 669

SDP – 3,053

YPP – 398

ZLP – 69, 127

The results of the 16 local government areas show the following:

Ifedore LG:

APC 9,350,

PDP 11,852,

ZLP 1.860


Irele LG

APC 12,643

PDP 5,493

ZLP 5,904


Ile Oluji LG

APC 13,278

PDP 9,231

ZLP 1,971


Ondo East LG

APC 6,485

PDP 4,049

ZLP 3,221


Idanre LG

APC 11,286

PDP 7,499

ZLP 3,623


Owo LG

APC 35.957

PDP 5,311

ZLP 408


Akoko North East LG

APC 16,572

PDP 8,380

ZLP 3,532


Akoko South West LG

APC 21,232

PDP 15,055

ZLP 2,775


Akoko North West LG

APC 15,809

PDP 10,320

ZLP 3,477


Akure North LG

APC 9,546

PDP 12,263

ZLP 1,046


Akoko South East LG

APC 9,419

PDP 4,033

ZLP 2,055


Akure South LG

APC 17,277

PDP 47,627

ZLP 2,236


Ose LG

APC 15,122

PDP 8,421

ZLP 1,083


Okitipupa LG

APC 19,266

PDP 10,367

ZLP 10,120


Ondo West LG

APC 15,977

PDP 10,627

ZLP 10,159


Odigbo LG

APC 23,571

PDP 9,485

ZLP 6,540


Ese-Odo LG

APC 13,383

PDP 4,680

ZLP 4,760


I won’t challenge my loss in court – Dino Melaye



I won’t challenge my loss in court – Dino Melaye

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the just concluded Kogi State governorship election, Senator Dino Melaye, says he will not to seek legal redress over the outcome of the election.

The election held on November 11, 2023 was won by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Usman Ododo. Ododo won with 446,237 votes, defeating his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who scored 259,052, while Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 46,362 votes.

Melaye said his decision not to challenge the results was based on the fact that the judiciary had allegedly become an arm of the ruling APC.

He said this at a press briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said it was now public knowledge that the judiciary under the current administration had become the “lost hope” instead of the “last hope” of the common man.

Melaye noted that it was a shame that the judiciary watched helplessly as members of the ruling party boasted of their control over the judiciary during campaigns.


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Updated: Edo gov poll: I’m unstoppable, says Philip Shaibu



Updated: Edo gov poll: I’m unstoppable, says Philip Shaibu

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Monday said he remained resolute and unstoppable in his interest to contest the 2024 governorship poll in the state.

He said he would be contesting the election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He made his declaration at the Biohop Kelly Centre, Benin City.

The deputy governor was billed to declare his governorship bid at the Eterno Hotel but the hotel cancelled the event at the last minute, saying Governor Obaseki had a programme for the venue at same time.

Obaseki and Shaibu have been on war path over the latter’s governorship bid.

Shaibu said as home boy of the Edo who had felt the pains of the people, he was prepared to develop the state.

Shaibu called on the people to support him in actualizing his ambition of becoming the next governor of the state.


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BREAKING: Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shaibu, declares interest in Edo gov seat



Philip Shaibu

BREAKING: Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shaibu, declares interest in Edo gov seat

Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has formally declared his intention to run for Governor of Edo State in the 2024 election, succeeding his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The declaration follows weeks of speculation regarding his intentions.

In a pre-recorded speech aired today, he said, “This is why today, I stand before you with great conviction and resolve, as I declare my intention to run for the office of the Governor of Edo State under the platform of the

“Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming 2024 election and I am confident that with your support, we can take Edo State to even greater heights.


“My fellow citizens and party faithful, our campaign will be built upon five core pillars, each vital to the transformation and prosperity of our beloved state.”

Shaibu launched his campaign office in Benin City, the state capital, after the declaration.

Recall that last week, the deputy governor revealed that he will formally declare his intention to run for the 2024 Edo State governorship election this week.

An invitation dated November 23, 2023, which the Philip Shaibu Campaign Organisation made available to newsmen last week, read: “On behalf of Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu Campaign Organisation, I invite you to honour me with your esteemed presence as I offer myself to serve as the Chief Servant (Governor) of Edo State.”

Shaibu’s declaration sets the stage for a battle between him and Obaseki. Obaseki is reportedly backing another candidate to succeed him, and the two have been at odds in recent months.

BREAKING: Obaseki’s deputy, Philip Shaibu, declares interest in Edo gov seat

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