In the election that took place on Saturday, 10 October 2020, the All Progressive Congress (APC) applauded the people of Ondo State to re-elect Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
It was reported by the Press-Men earlier that on Sunday, the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) revealed the ruling of the All Progressive Congress (APC) of
incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) as the winner of the 2020 Ondo State governorship election.
Of the 18 local government areas where the election was conducted, the elected Governor Akeredolu won 15.
The INEC returning officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, confirmed Governor Akeredolu in the Ondo 2020 governorship winner with 292,830.
Ondo Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) scored 69,127 while Eyitayo Jegede, the aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 195,791 votes.
In response to the results announced towards moving the state forward, the APC commended the citizens of Ondo for re-electing Akeredolu in a declaration on sunday by its
Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, and urged the other candidates to stand united with him.
The declaration indicated: “The All Progressives Congress (APC) thanks the people of Ondo State for coming out en masse to reelect H.E. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, incumbent Governor
and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Saturday’s Ondo State Governorship election.
As a Party, while we thank the Ondo electorate for voting for good governance, industrialization, security, empowerment, and general welfare of the state, we will continue
to advocate for and support safe, free, and credible elections that guarantee that valid votes count and the people will prevail.
The APC particularly thanks President Muhammadu Buhari as leader of the Party and Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman of the Party’s Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National
Convention Planning Committee for rallying our supporters, members, and leaders, particularly our governors in total support of our governorship candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu.
We also recognize and appreciate the tireless efforts of the Ondo State APC Reconciliation Committee chaired by the Governor of Niger State, H.E. Abubakar Sani Bello, and the APC
Ondo State Governorship National Campaign Council chaired by the Governor of Lagos State, H.E. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Governor Akeredolu’s reelection is indeed a testament to the inclusiveness, genuine
reconciliation, and peace the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC Caretaker Committee has ensured among party ranks in Ondo State, other chapters, and the Party in general.
The election is concluded, the people have decided and there is no vanquished. We seek
general support for Governor Akeredolu as he continues his work to return the Sunshine State to its deserved and progressive standing among states in the country.”