Unless something goes wrong, Labour Party candidate and incumbent governor of Ondo State, Segun Mimiko, will be declared winner of the governorship election held yesterday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the results in fifteen of out the eighteen local governmentareas in the state.
The results from Ilaje, Ese-Odo, and Odigbo LGAs are yet to be announced.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ondo, Akin Orebiyi, explained the delay in announcing the results of the three councils located in the riverine area of the state, saying the results are “still locked up in the creeks”. The results announced so far show that Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, has 119,992 votes; LP has 228,774; while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has 117,113 votes. The results, from the 15 local governments already announced, show that Mr. Mimiko’s votes almost doubles that of each of his two opponents.
The results also show that Mimiko has met the second requirement for electoral victory in the state, which requires him to have at least 25% votes in two-thirds of the number of LGA’s in the state. The ACN has won in twocouncils, Akoko South West, and Owo; the PDP has only won in Okitipupa thus far, while the LP won in the 12 other announced councils.
Except the PDP can produce magical votes in the three LGAs that would see the Labour Party candidate lose his simple majority- thefirst requirement for electoral victory- then Mimiko would be declared winner of the election and ready for a second term in office.
(Via: Daily Times)