A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Saturday defeated 22 other contestants to clinch the ticket of the All Progressives Congress for the Ondo State governorship election.
Among those Akeredolu defeated was Dr. Segun Abraham, the preferred candidate of a National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
While Akeredolu scored 669 votes, Abraham polled 635 votes.
Akeredolu, the candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2012 governorship election in the State, had vowed that if there was a free and fair primary, he would defeat other contestants for the ticket.
The main election is scheduled for November 26, 2016.
At the primary held at the International Event Centre, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday, Chief Olusola Oke came third, scoring 583 votes.
Senator Ajayi Boroffice was fourth with 471 votes.
A total of 2,744 voters were accredited for the election, with seven votes voided.
Paul Akintelure withdrew before the casting of votes commenced.
The full results:
Olusegun Abraham: 635 votes
Tunji Abayomi: 5 votes
Adefemiwa Foluso Mayowa:13 votes
Adegbonmire Adeniyi (SAN): 8 votes
Adegoroye Ademola: 0 votes
Aderin Abiodun Adesida: 2 votes
Adetula Olubukola: 8 votes
Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN): 669 votes
Akingbade Akinwale: 3 votes
Akinnola Akinyinka: 1 vote
Akinrinsola Odunayo Oyewole: 2 votes
Akinyelure Ayo: 3 votes
Alasoadura Omotayo: 206 votes
Jumoke Anifowose: 1 vote
Olatunji. Ariyolomo: 3 votes
Awodeyi: 2 votes
Bode Ayorinde: 67 votes
Senator Robert Borroffice: 471 votes
Ekungba Jamiu Afolabi: 44 votes
Niran Olabunmi: 3 votes
Olusola Oke: 576 votes
Olanbimtan Victor: 18 votes
Taiwo Oyewunmi: 7 votes
Invalid votes: 7 votes.