The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates were on Sunday declared winners of Saturday’s local government election conducted in the 18 council areas of Ondo State.
Similarly, the PDP candidates won 202 out of 203 councillorship positions in the State.
The only councillorship position lost by the ruling party was Ward 9, Oba Ile in Akure North Local Government Area where the PDP candidate lost to Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) candidate.
The Chairman of the Ondo State Independent Electoral Commission (ODIEC), Professor Olugbenga Ige, who announced the results of the election officially at the commission’s headquarters in Akure, said 14 political parties participated in the election.
Reading out the results, the ODIEC chairman said all the results had earlier been declared at various wards and council collation centres by respective returning officers.
The elected chairmen according to the chairman are Oluwole Arowolo (Akoko North East, Aladetimehin Joseph Olusola (Akoko North West), Agunloye Samuel Babasola (Akoko South East), Abiodun Ogunbi (Akoko Douth West), Babalola Bamidele (Akure North) and Alarapon Adebayo (Akure South) and Sobijoh Timiminiwei.
Other elected chairmen are Akingbaso Festus (Idanre), Sola Adu (Ifedore), Omomowo Agun-Ola (Ilaje). Gbemibade Adetoro Folagbade (Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo), Julius Elumare (Irele) Raphael Ademulegun (Odigbo) Lai Ogunsire (Okitipupa).
Also elected were Akinkuoie Gafar (Ondo East) Ogunya Victor Iranola (Ondo West) Awodeyi Osuma Ojo (Ose) and Olawunmi Oluwole Josiah (Owo).