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INEC declares Akeredolu winner of Ondo gov election

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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

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Irele LG

APC 12,643

PDP 5,493

ZLP 5,904

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Ile Oluji LG

APC 13,278

PDP 9,231

ZLP 1,971

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Ondo East LG

APC 6,485

PDP 4,049

ZLP 3,221

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Idanre LG

APC 11,286

PDP 7,499

ZLP 3,623

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Owo LG

APC 35.957

PDP 5,311

ZLP 408

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Akoko North East LG

APC 16,572

PDP 8,380

ZLP 3,532

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Akoko South West LG

APC 21,232

PDP 15,055

ZLP 2,775

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Akoko North West LG

APC 15,809

PDP 10,320

ZLP 3,477

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Akure North LG

APC 9,546

PDP 12,263

ZLP 1,046

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Akoko South East LG

APC 9,419

PDP 4,033

ZLP 2,055

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Akure South LG

APC 17,277

PDP 47,627

ZLP 2,236

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Ose LG

APC 15,122

PDP 8,421

ZLP 1,083

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Okitipupa LG

APC 19,266

PDP 10,367

ZLP 10,120

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Ondo West LG

APC 15,977

PDP 10,627

ZLP 10,159

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Odigbo LG

APC 23,571

PDP 9,485

ZLP 6,540

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Ese-Odo LG

APC 13,383

PDP 4,680

ZLP 4,760

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• Rivers gov pledges commitment to peace

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PDP Housing allowance’s crisis takes new twist

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PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu

The last is yet to be heard about the refund of over N150 million housing allowance by six members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Staff of the National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, on Tuesday, rejected copies of the widely publicized letters returning various sums ranging from N28.8 million to N36 million representing three years of housing allowances of NWC members.

Vanguard gathered that the letters written by the Deputy National Chairman (South) Taofeek Arapaja; National Vice Chairman (South South), Chief Dan Orbih; National Vice Chairman (South West) and National Women Leader, Prof. Stella Affah-Attoe, last week were only taken to the National Chairman’s office this morning.

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In their separate letters, the party officers returned the various sums arguing that the payments were suspicious. While Arapaja got N36 million of the said money transferred into his bank account, the three others got N28.8 million each.

A source in the party’s National Secretariat who confided in Vanguard said, “Arapaja and the National Woman’s leader’s letters in which they said they were returning their housing allowance which they shared on social media last week was just brought to the office this morning (Tuesday).

“Arapaja’s letter which was written on PDP letterhead was sent via courier. The man is still here.

“That’s what he could have sent through his secretary if mischief was not intended

“They had lied that they submitted their letters to the chairman. It’s today they are struggling to.

“How can the Chairman receive letters from his colleagues via courier?”

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