Mimiko leads by wide margin in Ondo election

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Folarin Ademosu/ Akure

Governor Olusegun Mimiko has overwhelmingly won 12 out of the 15 local councils in the results declared Sunday morning by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

There are three councils in the riverside areas of Ilaje left to be declared in the governorship election yesterday, according to the Returning Officer for the election and Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Professor Adebiyi Daramola.

Of the released results, Mimiko garnered 228,974 votes, 8,000 votes less than the combined votes of the two major rival candidates.

The Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN standard bearer Rotimi Akeredolu, who won in two local councils trailed a distant second with 119,992 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Olusola Oke has recorded 116, 383 votes with victory in one local council. Together, the ACN and PDP candidates polled 236,375 votes.

According to Section 179 subsection [1] b] of the 1999 Constitution, as amended: “A candidate for an election to the office of Governor of a State shall be deemed to have been duly elected if he has not less than one-quarter of the votes cast at the election in each of at least two-thirds of all the local government areas in the State. Mimiko has so far met the constitutional requirement to be returned as governor.

Yesterday, many residents of Akure, the state’s capital were roused into great jubilation as results from various units were announced. Little wonder, the LP’s chance shone brightest in Akure South LGA where Governor Mimiko fished a whopping 49,915- the highest votes from a LGA.

The massive votes from Akure,in Ondo Central Senatorial district seemed compensatory for Mimiko whose administration is credited with its turn-around.
Beautification,Road and markets construction and a Car mart are some of the projects that warmed Mimiko to Akure indigenes.

The Results so far Declared:
1. Akoko South Local Government Area ACN 3,330; LP 6,316; PDP 3,425
2. Akoko South West LGA ACN 13,623; LP 11,833 PDP 12,331
3. Ifedore LGA ACN 5,522; LP 11,262; PDP 3,978
4. Akure North West LGA ACN 5,671; LP 10,857; PDP 4196
5. Akoko North East LGAACN 8,693; LP 12,153; PDP 6,847
6. Ondo East LGA ACN 2,759; LP 8,404; PDP 3,933
7. Ose LGS ACN6,376; LP 11,07;1 PDP 5,833
8. Akure South ACN 11,955′;LP 49,915; PDP 12,467
9. Idanre LGA ACN 5,111; LP 15,990; PDP 5,923
10. Akoko North West ACN 9,138; LP 11,675; PDP 7,847
11. Ile-Oluji\Oke-Igbo ACN 9,061;LP 11,945; PDP 6,521
12. OWO LGA ACN 17,967; LP 14,870; PDP 6,058
13 Irele LGA. ACN 5,066;LP 9,435; PDP 9,341
14. Okitipupa LGA. ACN 8,495; LP 11,968 PDP21,024
15. Ondo West LGA ACN 7,225; LP 31,280; PDP 6,669

ACN Votes: 119,992
Labour Party: 228,974
PDP: 116,383

.Preliminary results from Ilaje, where results are being awaited show a PDP surge, with Labour Party trailing and the ACN at the rear:

Ugbo 1- no voting. Ugbo 2- ACN 608, LP 878, PDP 2408. Ugbo IV- ACN 503 LP 779 PDP 1483. Ugbo v- ACN 415 LP 753 PDP 1623. Ugbo VI- ACN 187 LP 450 PDP 1623. Aheri- ACN 1,073 LP 1270 PDP 3236. Etikan- ACN 280 LP 466 PDP 834. Mahin III- ACN 482 LP 1079 PDP 2705.


  1. Alex Ausi

    Before now, I personally admired TInubu as a dogged fighter but his outing and utterances in support of his party’s nominee was nothing but disaster. For somebody of his status behaving like a common thug was highly disgraceful. He’s advise to have a re-think and review his approach to human management as his better side could still be an asset to YOruba race.

  2. iyiola

    all western states should take after ondo state as ACN is only to enrich one man. Yoruba need to break loose from another Adedibu before is too late. ACN is doing more harm than good. we need leader without God fathers. some who will utilise our resources on the citizens not giving the whole contract to only mr T. you know now…… oju yobo

  3. daramola alaba

    it will now be cleared to Tinubu that lagos politics is nothing to write home about.

  4. Kayode

    @YEMI OLA, people like you think using your anus and not your head. So must we allow Tinubu or Obasanjo to misrule the Yorubas because we need leaders? Some one like you even if you are removed from cage or prison you will appeal to go back and remain there. No wonder there are people who does not desire freedom from bondage and poverty and you are among them.Yoruba people need true and honest leaders not hypocritical and selfish rulers who only think about themselves and their families and cronies.I congrats Mimiko and the good people of Ondo state for seeing Light and walking in it and not following darkness as the status quo.

  5. popdele

    dey dont no nothing. Lp use power of incubensing d acn will still rule d ondo state

  6. Olumide

    If we want to reform this country, the best place to start is to be able to choose our leaders freely and I think this is a positive step in the right direction. Congrats to Dr. Mimiko and the people of Ondo State. http://bit.ly/SbIdAz


    I am sure very many of u guys have no traces, u guys doesn’t like Obasanjo ,and hate Tinubu whom will u accept as ur leader,Troops without commander will go astray in the battle field.
    U guys must learn how to respect elders despite differences in political affiliation , now since u people are trying to condemned Tinubu now please tell us another person we will point to as our leader in Yorubaland. .



  9. OJO Bosede

    All women that love peace are solidly behind Mimiko. Peace at market, peace during pregnancy and labour, good parking space that remove rowdiness from the market, free health for our children 0-5 yrs and peace at home cos happy woman makes a happy home. We are jubilating already. Ride on Mimiko JOOOOOOOR…

  10. Anonymos

    When the righteous rule… Their is peace nd progress…. Congratulations in advance… Mimiko….. IROKO YII JOOR…. gbasibe


    Facebook, 2go and other social network work out positively for Mimiko. No wonder he won the election plainly, he has be on the above social network for long compare to his two main openent crawling on the like one month old baby. iROKO JOOR

  12. Gabriel ibironke

    say ye to the righteous it shall be well with him……
    when the righteous rule there is progress, peace, love …..
    To the Candidates, Eleectoral team, Security personnel, Electorate, Monitoring team, Observer’s e.t.c Thank you ALL & it shall be well with you ALL. WE WILL REAP THE FRUIT OF OUR LABOUR/DEED. This is to show that the future of our country is brighter.

  13. Steve B.

    Gov. Mimiko fire on, continue with your good work. Congratulations in advance.

  14. labaran natiti

    Thank God and luckily justice Salami may not be their to change it for ACN.

    1. paul

      This is the end of TINUBU the slavery master in South West because coming elections he will be put where he belong, dusbin.

      He is a bastard

  15. Shola oluwamuyide

    Thank god that mimiko is winning

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