Jimoh Ibrahim congratulates Akeredolu, says he will make a good governor for Ondo
Posted by News Express | 27 November 2016 | 2,202 times
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Jimoh Ibrahim, has written to congratulate Romiti Akeredolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the ongoing election in the state.
According to the letter obtained by our reporter on Saturday, Jimoh, whose ambition to govern the state was truncated by the Supreme Court, claimed that from every indication, Aketi (as Akeredolu is fondly called by his numerous admirers) would eventually win.
Ibrahim, who earlier threw his weight behind Akeredolu, however, warned him to avoid outgoing governor Olusegun Mimiko if the baton of leadership is eventually handed over to him.
The letter reads: “Congratulations.
“I have computed the results sent to me from 2,907 wards by my party agents across Ondo State. It shows you are leading with unrecoverable margin.
“I congratulate you as Governor-elect of our lovely state. I will advise you quickly maintain distance from Mimiko if you want to succeed.
“I have no doubt that you will urgently create hope for our people, kindly do whatever you can to assist our lovely civil servants
“I saw poverty in those villages I visited during campaign please kindly assist traditional rulers as much as you can.
“Ondo State account requires clear audit and this is urgent for immediate recovery of our money to assist in major programme infrastructural development
“Once again congratulations.”
Meanwhile, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started announcing official result of the election. The exercise is supervised by the Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali of the University of Ilorin
Below are the results so far announced by INEC as at the time of this publication:
ONDO EAST LGA
Registered Voters: 45,050
Accredited Voters: 15,987
Registered Voters: 66,090
Accredited Voters: 26,281
AKOKO NORTH/EAST LGA
Registered Voters: 72,911
Accredited Voters: 31,129
Registered Voters: 70359
Accredited Voters: 24501
Registered Voters: 60,264
Accredited Voters: 26,225
ONDO WEST LGA
Registered Voters: 155,346
Accredited Voters: 40,028
•Based on reports by Independent and Daily Trust. Photo shows Akeredolu.