August 21, 2019
Politics

INEC Declares PDP Candidate Winner of Ondo South Senatorial Seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has finally declared the Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Nicholas Tofowomo winner of Ondo South Senatorial Election.

Mr. Tofowomo was declared winner of the election after scoring 81,892 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent Senator, Mr. Yele Omogunwa of the ruling APC who polled 55,610 votes.

The result was announced by INEC Returning Officer for the district, Professor Kayode Onifade after the Senatorial supplementary election held yesterday was concluded.

Two weeks ago, INEC declared the Ondo South Senatorial election inconclusive based on the margin of win by the candidate of the PDP which was less than 28,300 of the total number of registered voters in the affected units where elections did not hold or were canceled.

Mr. Tofowomo had initially polled 79,036 to defeat incumbent Senator Yele Omogunwa who scored 51,993, with vote margins of 27,036 when the election was declared inconclusive.

Mr. Tofowomo who is a former Commissioner for Transport in the state, promised to visit his closest rival, Senator Omogunwa and other senatorial contestants to seek their support in building a productive Ondo South District.

PDP now has two Senators-elect, Tofowomo, Ayo Akinyelure (Central) while APC’s Professor Ajayi Boroffice represents the North Senatorial District.

Leke Adegbite

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