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Ondo election: Akeredolu leads Ondo election: Akeredolu leads

•Urges supporters to remain calm amid provocation
•5 APC govs, minister camp in Akure •Card reader rejects Mimiko
•AD’s Oke kicks

THE candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Rotimi Akerdolu, SAN, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, were locked in a tight race, yesterday, in the Ondo State governorship election

. However, according to unofficial results from  the 18 local councils of the state obtained by Sunday Vanguard, which are subject to authentication by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Akeredolu had a slight lead over Jegede in the election that was largely peaceful and witnessed impressive voters’ turnout.

Electoral materials and officials arrived on time in most locations. Voting commenced by 8am and ended by 2pm while sor ting and counting of ballots  took place almost immediately. According to the unconfirmed figures, Akeredolu won in 10 councils while Jegede had the upper hand in eight. The official results are expected to be announced today. The election was said to have been highly monetised as voters were allegedly induced with money before voting. Sources said between N400,000 and N450,000 were sent to each of the 3,009 units in the state by a particular party . Security agents, according to the source,  looked the other way as  voters were VANGUARD NEWSA Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc Search for: HOMENEWS SPORTSMORE HOME » NEWS » Ondo election: Akeredolu leads Ondo election: Akeredolu leads ON NOVEMBER 27, 20161:10 AMIN HEADLINES, NEWS, ONDO ELECTION 20160 COMMENTS By Dayo Johnson •Urges supporters to remain calm amid provocation •5 APC govs, minister camp in Akure •Card reader rejects Mimiko •AD’s Oke kicks THE candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Rotimi Akerdolu, SAN, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, were locked in a tight race, yesterday, in the Ondo State governorship election. However, according to unofficial results from  the 18 local councils of the state obtained by Sunday Vanguard, which are subject to authentication by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Akeredolu had a slight lead over Jegede in the election that was largely peaceful and witnessed impressive voters’ turnout. Electoral materials and officials arrived on time in most locations. Voting commenced by 8am and ended by 2pm while sor ting and counting of ballots  took place almost immediately. According to the unconfirmed figures, Akeredolu won in 10 councils while Jegede had the upper hand in eight. The official results are expected to be announced today. The election was said to have been highly monetised as voters were allegedly induced with money before voting. Sources said between N400,000 and N450,000 were sent to each of the 3,009 units in the state by a particular party . Security agents, according to the source,  looked the other way as  voters were given between N3,000 and N6,000 each to vote

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