4 Incumbents Lose As APC Wins 22 Of 26 Seats In Ondo Assembly
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority of the seats in the Ondo state house of assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the state assembly elections on Sunday.
The APC won 22 of the 26 constituencies, while the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) won the remaining four seats.
The seats won by the PDP are for Akoko southwest constituency (I), Akoko southwest constituency (II), Akoko Northwest, and Akure South constituency (I)
Ondo is one of the eight states where governorship election did not hold on Saturday. Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state, is expected to complete his second term in office in 2024.
The state assembly elections took place across 3,933 polling units and 203 wards.
Four incumbent members lost their re-election bids. The lawmakers are PDP’s Tomide Akinribido (Ondo West), African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate Favour Tomomewo (Ilaje 2), APC’s Taofeeq Muhammed (Akoko Northwest 2) and Toluwani Borokini of the APC (Akure South 1).
Three female lawmakers will be part of the 10th Ondo house of assembly as female APC candidates won in Owo 1, Idanre and Ilaje 2 constituencies.
A total of 208 candidates from 19 political parties contested the state assembly elections.