The incumbent governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary.
He will be the ruling party’s flag bearer for the October 10 governorship election in the state. The indirect primary election took place at Dove Centre in Akure. Mr Akeredolu won in all the local government areas of the state, defeating seven other aspirants.
Speaking earlier, Mr Akeredolu told journalists that God would make all plans for him to be victorious at the end of the poll. Asked if he had any complains about the primary, he said he had none.
“I never wanted to be involved in all the complaints because I know that a farmer goes to farm with implements. The farmer only complains when he is not ready.”
“In the APC, we know those who have been delegates over the years since APC came to be. We all know who the delegates are. I know the God I serve, He will do me well and all plans will fall in place.”
Kogi State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, who is also the Chairman of the APC Primary Committee, officially declared the results of the election at exactly 12:40 am Tuesday.
He said a total of 3,016 were accredited as delegates for the indirect primary, noting that a total of 2,793 voted.
Bello added that a total 2,760 votes were valid for the exercise while 33 votes were invalid.
“This is to satisfy that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, having scored the highest number of votes cast, is hereby declared the winner,” he said.
The governor defeated eight other aspirants who contested the primary.
The report is a compilation from Vanguard News and Sahara Reporters