Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
Former Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko may have lost his bid to represent Ondo Central senatorial district in the Senate going by resultsreleased by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Although the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for the state, Dr Rufus Akeju has not announced the results officially, reports from the six local government areas that make up the senatorial district showed that the PDP is leading.
In Akure North, Akure South, Idanre and Ifedore, the PDP won, while MImimo only won in Ondo East and Ondo West councils.
The former governor contested on the platform of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP),
after he had relinquished his ambition to contest the presidential election on Labour Party (LP) ticket.
Mimiko left the PDP for the Labour Party (LP) and later joined the ZLP where he eventually contested the senatorial election.
In Ondo North senatorial district, the senator representing the area, Prof Ajayi Borrofice was re-elected.
Borrofice who contested on the platform of the APC polled 53,199 votes to defeat the Action Alliance (AA) candidate, Dr Tunji Abayomi who had 43,100 votes and PDP candidate, Mr Segun Alonge, who polled 34,490 votes.
Results from Ondo South senatorial district were yet to be announced as at press time, but it was gathered that the candidate of the PDP, Mr Nicholas Tofowomo was leading.
In Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency, the PDP candidate, Mr Ikengboju Gboluga polled 31,042 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Albert Akintoye of the APC who polled 19,875 votes.
The result was announced by INEC Returning Officer in charge of the federal constituency, Prof Enuwo at Stella Maris College in Okitipupa.
Also, in Akoko North East/Akoko North West federal constituency, Mr Tunji Olubunmi of the APC polled 20,988 votes to defeat Mr Wale Ogunleye of the PDP who had 12,969 votes and the incumbent federal lawmaker, Stephen Olemija of the AA who had 10,979 votes.
In Akoko South West/Akoko South East federal constituency, Mr Ade Adeogun of the APC polled 19,047 votes to emerge winner while two of his closest rivals, Dr Victor Ategbole of the AA got 14,694 votes and
Mr Martins Abiloye of the PDP polled 12,907 votes.
INEC Returning Officer, Professor Taiwo Abraham declared the result at Oka-Akoko.
However, six House of Representatives seats are still awaiting official declaration by INEC returning officers.