Akure - Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 26 governorship election in Ondo State.
Akeredolu, a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) defeated Olusegun Abraham, the preferred candidate of the national leader of the party, Bola Tunubu.
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It is the second time he is emerging candidate of a party, as he was the candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the 2012 governorship election.
Akeredolu scored 669 votes in a governorship primary held at the International Event Centre, Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday.
Abraham, an international businessman and a one-time Chairman of Owena Motel under Governor Adefarati, scored 635 votes to place second in the race.
Twenty-four aspirants initially contested the poll but Dr. Paul Akintelure was later announced to have officially stepped down.
According to the Electoral Committee Chairman, and Jigawa State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar, a total of 2 744 voters were accredited.
- News 24