Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged as the official flagbearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Ondo South senatorial seat.
Business mogul, Jimoh Ibrahim, on Saturday, clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for Ondo South senatorial district.
Mr. Ibrahim polled 190 votes, defeating his closest rival, Mathew Oyerinmade, who polled 92 votes
Boye Oyewunmi got 23 votes while Olusola Iji and Morayo Lebi scored nine votes each, and Muyiwa Akinfolarin had zero votes.
The Returning Officer, Yinka Orokoto, who announced the result, said the election was “free, fair and transparent”.
He said that out of 330 delegates, seven were absent while 323 delegates were accredited to cast their votes, without any void vote.
“I hereby declare Ibrahim as the winner of this primary, having polled the highest votes of 190 out of 323 votes,” Mr. Orokoto said.
Mr. Ibrahim thanked God, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and his wife, Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu, for their unflinching support.
“I dedicate this victory to God Almighty, mankind, and Gov. Akeredolu, a hegemon of politics in Ondo State, who remains the leader.
“I also thank all my team for their hard work, I appreciate the delegates and other aspirants who participated in the election,” Mr. Ibrahim said.
The StellaMaris College, the venue of the election, was beefed up with heavy security by police and other security agents, with the election starting at 5:30 p.m. and concluding at 9:10 p.m.