Ondo Assembly: PDP 19, APC 5


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State has won 19 of the 24 seats of Saturday’s House of Assembly election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The All Progressives Congress (APC), which won majority of seats in the National Assembly in the March 28 elections, won five seats.
INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Olusegun Agbaje, who announced the results in the various constituencies, said the two constituencies in Ilaje Local Government Area were still outstanding.
Agbaje said armed thugs forced the collation officers for Ilaje Constituency I and Ilaje Constituency II to declare the results under duress.
He said that the officers had, in their separate reports to the commissioner, declared the results of the two constituencies inconclusive.
He said that men of the Forward Operational Base (F0B) of the Nigerian Navy shot dead two of the hoodlums that formented troubles in Ilaje Local Government.
Agbaje said the violence in Ilaje Local Government led to cancellation in several polling units with a total number of registered voters that would have effect on the final result if elections were not cancelled in those polling units.
The commissioner, therefore, said that the INEC National Headquarters would make final pronouncement on the two constituencies.
He said Olotu Fatai of the PDP won in Akoko North-East, Araoyinbo Olugbenga and Towase Oluwasegunota also of PDP won in Akoko North-West 1 and Akoko South-East, respectively.
Agbaje said that PDP also won in Akure North, Akure South 1, Ese-Odo, Idanre and Ifedore constituencies.
Other constituencies won by PDP were Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo, Irele, OdigboI, Odigbo II, Okitipupa I and Okitipupa II constituencies.
The others were Ondo East, Ondo West I, Ondo West II, Ose and Owo I.
The APC, however, won in Akure South II, Akoko North-West I, Akoko South-West II, Akure South II and Owo II constituencies.
He thanked various stakeholders for their support and cooperation with the INEC.
The commissioner said INEC would work hard to consolidate and deepen the country’s democratic process in line with the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.


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