At approximately12:48am on Sunday 4, Jigawa state governor, Mohammed Abubakar and chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) election committee in Ondo state, announced Rotimi Akeredolu as the party’s candidate for the November 26, 2016 Election.
Rotimi Akeredolu, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), contested the 2012 governorship election under the platform of the Action Congress Nigeria (ACN).
He had a total of 699 votes after a keenly contested exercise on Saturday.
Olusegun Abraham, the preferred aspirant of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, came next to the former NBA president with 635 votes, while Olusola Oke, also a lawyer, came 3 with 536 votes.
Ajayi Boroffice, senator representing Ondo north, came 4th with 471 votes.
24 governorship aspirants contested the poll but, Paul Akintelure later pulled out, even though he manages to secure 1 vote in the poll.
A total of 2,774 voters were accredited for the election.
The appearance of Akeredolu has opened a fresh chapter in Ondo APC, which had been entangled in controversies in the last few weeks.
The alleged attempt to enforce a candidate created hatred, but all that is expected to be addressed in the coming days.