Saturday, 20 October 2012
Mimiko so far leading the race
Governor Segun Mimiko was on course for a historic re-election as governor of Ondo State after first results showed him dusting his two major opponents in polling results at the end of voting in the gubernatorial election conducted yesterday.
Mimiko, who stood as candidate of the Labour Party (LP), defeated Rotimi Akeredolu, the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Akeredolu’s polling unit at GRA Unit 6, Owo by 144 votes to 139 votes. Akeredolu was also defeated at the ward level by Mimiko, who took first position with 420 votes, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Chief Olusola Oke, who took second position with 292 votes leaving Akeredolu with 287 votes.