Tinubu’s ACN fails to Unseat Mimiko as LP Wins Ondo Election

(LP’s Mimiko:Delared Winner)

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State has won yesterday’s election defeating his presumed  main challenger and ACN candidate Rotimi Akeredolu.The result today however  showed that PDP’s Olusola Oke came  second while Akeredolu  took the third position.

Results today by Prof. Biyi Daramola of Federal University of Technology, Akure showed that Mimiko’s LP  polled a total of 260,199 votes.To come second PDP’s Oke polled 155,961 votes while ACN’s Akeredolu scored 143,512 votes to the third position.

implies that Tinubu’s perceived attempt to his influence over  Ondo state has hit a brickwall.Tinubu had openly issued a red card in the hope of sacking Mimiko.Today’s result however implies that ACN may be forced to go back to the drawing board to examine what went wrong and why its attempt to the party’s influence across the entire south west failed in Ondo.Other states in the south west :Lagos, Oyo, , and Ekiti have ACN .Edo too . But why did ACN fail time around? That the question begging for an  answer now.

Equally, it means the if late Gani Fawehinmi read the writing on the wall well when they endorsed Mimiko well ahead of the election.Also ,it expected that CPC’s Pastor Tunde Bakare will be in a joyous  mood now as the risk he took in reportedly endorsing Mimiko to the chagrin of some of his party members has paid off with victory.Bakare was the CPC  presidential running mate to General Muhammadu Buhari in the general elections.And his decision to endorse LP’s Mimiko truly raised eyebrows ,portraying him as an unusual ‘politician’.

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