20 October 2012

Nigeria: Ondo Guber - Mimiko in Early Lead

Photo: Daily Trust
The re-elected governor of Ondo State Olusegun Mimiko, Labour Party candidate

Governor Segun Mimiko was Saturday, on course for a historic re-election after first results showed him dusting his two major opponents in their respective homes in the gubernatorial election in Ondo State.

Governor Mimiko, who stood as candidate of the Labour Party (LP), defeated Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Akeredolu's polling unit at GRA Unit 6, Owo by 144 votes to 139. Akeredolu was also defeated at the ward level by Mimiko who took first position with 420 votes and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Chief Olusola Oke, who took second position with 292 votes, leaving Akeredolu with 287 votes.

Mimiko during accreditation, Saturday, in Ondo. Should Mimiko be confirmed, he would be the first governor of the new Ondo State to be re-elected.

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