Mimiko wins Ondo election

Governor Olusegun Mimiko

Mr. Mimiko led his closest rival, Olusola Oke of the PDP, with over 100 thousand votes.

The newly elected Governor of Ondo State is Olusegun Mimiko of the Labour Party, LP.

At the end of the collation at the Akure State Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Mimiko got 260, 199 votes. He was followed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Part, PDP, Olusola Oke, who had 155,961 votes. Rotimi Akeredolu of the Action Congress of Nigeria got 143,512 votes.

According to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ondo, Akin Orebiyi,the total number of registered voters in the State is 1,638,950; and the number of accredited voters is 645,597.

A total of 30,415 votes were declared invalid while the valid votes are 594,244.

Based on the results, Mr. Mimiko will now be sworn in for a second term in office.

Read here our live updates for comprehensive details of the voting and counting process including the drama that happened during the election.

Also find the tabulated result below.

NameState of OriginAssignmentRemark
C. E. OnukaoguAbiaEnuguProfessor
Tukur Sa'adAdamawaBauchiProfessor
Ahmad MakamaBauchiTaraba
Mike IginiDelta Edo
Selina Omagha OkoEbonyiAbia
Edwin Offor NwataraliEnuguAnambra
Jibrin Ibrahim ZarewaKano Kebbi
Hussaini Ahmed MahutaKatsina Kaduna
Abubakar Umar Garba WaraKebbiZamfara
Emmanuel OnucheyoKogiKwara
Rufus O. AkejuLagosOyo
Abdullahi Umar DanyayaNigerNasarawa
Timothy A. IbitoyeOsunOgun
A. L. OgunmolaOyoOsun
Barito Lenusikpugi KphagihRiversBayelsa
Haliru A. TambawelSokotoJigawa
Kassim Gana GeidamYobe Gombe
Ibrahim Bagobiri MarafaZamfara Katsina
Aniedi IkoiwakAkwa-IbomDelta
Habu ZarmaGombe Yobe
Akin OrebiyiOgunLagos
Hussaini Halilu PaiFCTKogi
Kwanga Godwin MbatsavbeeBenuePlateau
Sylvester Okey EzeaniAnambraCross-River
Minkaila AbdulahiJigawaKano
Lawrence AzubuikeImoEbonyi
Sam Olgbadebo OlumekunOndoEkiti
Istifanus Ishaku DefwangPlateauBenue
Gesila KhanBayelsaRivers
Samuel MadakiTarabaBorno
Gabriel AdaCross-RiverImo
Jacob Shekwonudu JatauNasarawaFCT
Baba Abba YusufBornoAdamawa
Segun AgbajeEkitiOndo
Nasir AyilaraKwaraNiger
Austine okojieEdoAkwa-Ibom
Sadiq Abubakar MusaKadunaSokoto


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  • Mimiko you are great, may GOD be with you in dis your new goverment, the power to do it GOD will give it to you, you will not tunble in jesus name.Amen

  • GOD make you a greatest out of a thousands, you are a man.

  • Taiwo Akinniranye

    Congratulation dr mimiko God has done it,pls dont forget IDANRE ,you can see how they came out and vote for you in their thousands,Once again thank God.

  • Wahab

    Mimiko’s first duty to create jobs and create the
    right environment for young and middle age entrepreneurs who wants to work,
    create new jobs, provide service and earn money.

    It should be the bother of, not all governors in
    the South-West but in the country.

    In Ondo, there is timber, cocoa and bitumen
    aplenty. There is a huge market for furniture in Nigeria, which folks from
    China and Dubai are filling. There are so many roads to be tarred in Ondo state. And the world continues to devour
    chocolate, sip coffee and many other cocoa based products. Are there ways
    Mimiko and his brothers from the old LOOBO
    states could add value to these items or assist those who could add values,
    take over Nigerian, West African and continental and global markets?

    Every body is talking about Ondo as being oil producing state. How many
    professionals/workers/technicians of Ondo/Yoruba/Nigerian
    stock partake in the oil industry as workers or actors? Is that not an infinite
    training opportunity for Mimiko and all
    Yoruba political, intellectual, technocratic and financial elites?

    What of a South-Western University or and Ondo state University of Petroleum and Gas

    If oil/gas is about 80/90 per cent of our GDP, is
    that not a flag that there should be more than a passing attention to
    university/technical training institutions(s) devoted, not solely to oil/gas
    but all its associated down the line activities and technical needs?

    And if the folks in Abuja cannot spot such
    openings, is that not a flag and call to action byMimiko and his colleagues?

    If there are no jobs–because THERE IS NO
    PRODUCTIVE ECONOMY, but one dominated by CONSUMPTION, what I call COSNUMERNOMICS in Nigeria, is
    that not a flag for superior thinking by all perceptive leaders in the
    South-West and all over the country; that WE MUST RETURN TO PRODUCTION or

    If in the South-West and all over the country, our
    parents still break their backs to make ridges, weed and and harvest through
    bad roads, is that not a flag that Mimiko
    and his peers, country-wide should modernise agriculture, by doing simple
    things: uproot trees in designated places so a typical cutlass and hoe-wielding
    farmer could drive/hire tractors and cultivate more land, in less time, feed
    urban and rural population, preserve and sell the balance?

    Wouldn’t that get more young men off the street,
    reduce crime and could sire a fresh range of export focused products from iruu, to honey, to oogii,(oatmeal) garii, roooboo, kulikuli,
    wood toys, wood based educational products and we could begin to alter
    -regional, national, continental and global taste with more money to boot?

    One can go on and on. But like someone mentioned, Iroko has his job cut out for him, just like I
    maintain all the governors in the South-West.

    As a teenager, growing up in Oko, Oyo
    state, I still remember how mum will wake us up at 6 am to assit her pick a
    bucket of water a small spring spot, that we call eeesun. I still remember how I used to carp and complain
    why anybody will disturb my sleep at that hour.

    Today, almost 40 years after, Oko has no pipe borne water. the entire public
    borehole, in this community of about 20,000 people is less than 10! Oko is in Oyo
    state Local Government, Surulere Local
    Government, Oyo State. And till
    tomorrow, everybody knows that you can sink a 40-metre dip bore hole for less
    than N600,000!

    How boreholes will a sixth r even 1/10th of
    Ondo/South-Western state allocation do for all wards in Ondo and the South-West
    in a year? And what will be the effect of that on health and time management–
    and if you like some income or savings from gardening for the long-suffering
    people of Ondo state and the South-West?

    Oko is totem of
    what rings through for all of the South-West and Nigeria.

    Ancient primary and secondary school still litter
    the entire landscape in the South-West, villagers and town dwellers still
    squander hours looking for water daily. Not all parts of Ondo and the South-West have power supply. Why
    can t Mimiko and all governors in the
    South-West– possibly up till Old Beeedel
    (Bendel) partner with private investors
    in a 50/50 embrace to sire a power power companies that will lit the whole of
    the South-West and begin to reverse the queer rural-urban drift that is
    standing a global trend on its head?

    How and when will Mimiko and his peers start
    re-tooling the South-West and its universities, Polytechnics, Technical
    Colleges and Colleges of Education for the skills, knowledge and curricullum
    that address immediate and lon-term needs of Ondo and the South-West?

    So as Mimiko
    and his supporters do the victory dance, he should remember that there is job
    to be done. And all his peers in the South-West and all over the country should
    note that that there is so much to be done, and there is little time to do so
    much.And they have no excuse for not doing so much for a people who have placed
    so much hope in them all.

    Towards the end of 1998, I interviewed former
    Rivers Governor, Melforld Okilo. Okilo
    warned that the Federal Government and Nigerian ruling elites should beware
    of the generation that didn’t go to church’. Again and again,
    during the interview –published in the The NEWS magazine or TEMPO, Okilo returned to the reftain : BEWARE OF THE GENERATION THAT DIDN’T GO TO CHURCH.

    Then, Asari Dokubo, Tompollo,
    Ateke Tom of Boko Haram were not in
    the horizon.

    Is anybody listening?

    Wahab Gbadamosi