By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure
The seating Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District, Prof Ajayi Boroffice of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has retained his seat at the Upper Chamber.
Prof. Boroffice polled 53,199 votes to beat the Action Alliance (AA) candidate, Dr Tunji Abayomi, who polled 43,100 votes and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Segun Alonge, who got 34,490 votes.
It was reliably gathered that former Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko may have lost the battle to represent Ondo Central in the Senate with the results being released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officers (RO) in some of the local government areas in the district.
Although the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ondo Central, Dr Rufus Akeju, had not officially announced the results, reports from the six local government areas in the central senatorial district indicated that the PDP won the election.
The party’s candidate, Ayo Akinyelure (All Over), who was at the Senate before he was defeated by incumbent Senator Tayo Alasoadura, may likely take over again from Alasoadura.
Mimiko contested under the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) after he dropped his ambition to contest the presidential election under the Labour Party (LP).
The results of Ondo South Senatorial District had not been announced last night.
But it was learnt that the PDP candidate and a former Commissioner for Transport, Nicholas Tofowomo, was leading other contestants.
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 for the Federal constituency, Prof Enuwo, at Stella Maris College in Okitipupa.
Also, in Akoko North East/Akoko Northwest Federal Constituency, Olubunmi Ojo 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 AA, who got 10,979 votes.
In Akoko South West/Akoko South East Federal Constituency, Ade Adeogun of the APC polled 19,047 to become winner, while two of his closest rivals, Dr Victor Ategbole of the AA got 14,694 votes and Martins Abiloye of the PDP polled 12,907 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Taiwo Abraham, announced the result at Oka-Akoko.
But six House of Representatives seats are still awaiting official declaration by INEC’s returning officers last night.