Ondo Election: Akeredolu shocked at loss in 3 Akure LGAs


‎Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said he was shocked to have lost the three local government areas in the state capital – Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore.

The governor, who spoke on Channels TV on Monday, said winning in 15 local governments out of 18 was a slight improvement on his performance in the 2016 election.

He said, “I am shocked at what happened in Akure, because I take Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure. So, I’m shocked at the development there. But I will put that behind me. I’ll move forward.

“I thought I would win in Akure, because I worked in those three local governments, where the people turned against us. But it’s alright by me. We will forget it.”

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He also expressed confidence in the ability of his deputy governor-elect, Mr Lucky Ayedatiwa, saying he would be loyal.

Akeredolu said, “But what I will say is that matters like this do repeat themselves, but it cannot come from the deputy who I have chosen now. I have a lot of confidence in him. I don’t see him behaving like the former one.”‎

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