Akeredolu wins Ondo APC governorship ticket
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 4, 2016
The governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2012 governorship election in Ondo state, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Saturday emerged as the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Akeredolu defeated twenty-three others to emerge as the party candidate during the primary held at the International Event Center (DOME) in Akure, Ondo State capital.
The former chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association polled a total votes of six hundred and sixty-nine to defeat his closest opponent in the contest, Dr Olusegun Abraham, who polled a total votes of six hundred and thirty-five.
While announcing the result, the Chairman of the Election Committee and Jigawa state governor, Muhammed Badaru commended the delegates for their comportment saying the election was transparent, free and fair.
He pleaded for the co-operation of all the aspirants who lost to Akeredolu. He asked them to pacify their supporters so that the party can go into the election as a united front.