Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of Saturday ’s governorship poll in the state .
Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress polled 292 , 830 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, who scored 195 ,791 votes , and Mr Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party, who recorded 69 , 127 votes .
Akeredolu won in 15 out of the 18 local government councils of the state .
The governor , however, expressed shocked to have lost the three local government areas in the state capital – Akure South , Akure North and Ifedore .
The governor , who spoke on Channels TV on Monday , said winning in 15 local governments out of 18 was a slight improvement on his performance in the 2016 election .
He said , “ I ’m shocked at what happened in Akure , because I take Akure South , Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure . So, I ’m shocked at the development there . But I ’ll put that behind me . I ’ ll move forward .
“ I thought I would win in Akure , because I worked in those three local governments, where the people turned against us . But it ’ s alright by me . We’ ll forget it . ”