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Olusegun Mimiko Declared Winner of Ondo State Governorship Elections



The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has today declared Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the Labour Party candidate and incumbent governor of Ondo state as the winner of the Ondo State governorship election held yesterday.

The INEC returning officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Adebiyi Daramola announced that the incumbent governor won 260,199 votes from the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

The PDP’s candidate, Olusola Oke followed with a total of 155,961 votes while ACN’s candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu polled a a total of 143,512 votes.

This implies that Dr. Mimiko gets a second term as the Ondo State Governor.

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  1. Chattyzee

    October 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Awesome! He’s done a good job so far…

  2. Joy

    October 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    congratulations sir. i am happy for you

  3. Joy

    October 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    BN pls post my comment. You guys usually don’t, i don’t know what i have done wrong

  4. faith

    October 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    congrats mimiko

  5. Olumide

    October 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    If we want to reform this country, the best place to start is to be able to choose our leaders freely and I think this is a positive step in the right direction. Congrats to Dr. Mimiko and the people of Ondo State.

  6. Olumide

    October 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    If we want to reform this country, the best place to start is to be able to choose our leaders freely and I think this is a positive step in the right direction. Congrats to Dr. Mimiko and the people of Ondo State.

    • Tosin

      October 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      I second that. Love how INEC and the public (including media) have really lifted the process of elections to this new, transparent level. Nigerians should pat themselves on the back (see me patting.) I don’t know Mimiko, but the votes counted. I don’t know Jona, but you guys tweeted so hard that the voted counted then too.
      Next level for Naija politics is in campaign finance reform. How should political parties be funded (right now, nobody knows – they steal, maybe borrow from a few powerful people, … – and is this in the best interest of our democracy, since whoever pays the piper dictates)

  7. Brandigest

    October 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Watching their debate prior to the election, it will only be a mistake for Ondo people not to vote for Mimiko. His plans were coherent and responses backed with numbers and subtle facts where as other 2candidates were all vague in their speeches that was all full of rhetorics. Now he has the stage, he should awe the audience with his best act.

  8. Emeka

    October 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    It’s a victory well deserved…kari go iroko…olenu

  9. ola

    October 21, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    big congrats sir….more news and gist here at

  10. curvball

    October 21, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I am proud of the ondo people and ashamed of being a Lagosian.

  11. X factor

    October 21, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The Iroko finally stands tall on bourdillon……(sealed lips)

  12. iamfascinating

    October 22, 2012 at 8:42 am

    great news.

  13. oniyelu omolara rachel

    October 22, 2012 at 8:46 am

    congratulations Dr.Olusegun Mimiko u ar welcum back again.i’m so happy 4 u may God uphold u til the end

  14. Arise khenny

    October 22, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Iroko Nøni

  15. ibukun kehinde

    October 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

    uncle iroko we are the winner. Thanks to god

  16. princewill akuma

    October 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Kudos to the peoples of Ondo State. Congratulations to Gov. Mimiko, to INEC, thanks to President Jonathan and Glory to God Almighty for a peaceful conduct of the Election. Nigerians we have started getting it right, this is the begining of a new dawn. God Bless Nigeria.

  17. oluwaseyifunmi

    October 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Congratulation τ̅☺ Ў☺ΰ dr oluwasegun mimiko nd τ̅☺ †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ ondo state ƒσя †̥ђe̶̲̥̅ second term in office,God wil help Ў☺ΰ in jesus name,amen.forget abt tinubu nd others God have put dem in shame.iroko kari  awa omo ondo nbe leyin re Oº°˚˚°º

  18. Oge Joy Paul

    October 23, 2012 at 8:24 am

    God have done it again we all happy, as you celebrate your second tenure in your office so shall long life, prosperity, good health will celebrate with you with sir. Once again congratulation our able Iroko Man.

  19. sammy

    October 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    The reward 4 hardwork is victory I am happy u apreciated the president. Remember to do same during local Govt election that’s let it be free and fair.

  20. Forward

    October 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Re-electing mimiko is a big mistake made by d ondo’s,neverdless les wait&see.(democracy 4 justice).

    • vic

      November 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      in every 12, there must be judas, you are the judan on this forum, you should be ashamed of urself for been the only enemy of progress here.

  21. Ademola

    October 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Dr. MiMiKo u’r A promise keeper, pls countinue ur work IROKO JO GBASIBE JARE. Congrat

  22. sammy

    October 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

    God bless Nigeria, we are getting it right in elections. Jega has proved that he is a man of lntegrity. After Jonathan’s 8 yrs let be Jega. The two has made a difference in election issues in Nigeria.

  23. Adeyemo Idowu

    October 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Thank GOD Ondo state people knows the exactly what is good for them selves but not someone will just come and tell them what they need. congrates Mr governor, long life, long live…………………………

  24. emmanuel

    October 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    congrat to mimiko

  25. Tosin Arowolo (London UK)

    October 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Congratulations to action Governor Mimiko, who in the face of intimidation and arm twisting has proved once again that the good people of Ondo state recognise hard work and transparent probity by giving him the mandate again to firmly put Ondo State on the global map of posterity. The good Lord will endows you with the wisdom and understanding to conclude that which you have started in Ondo State.

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