The governorship election in the Southwest region of Nigeria has been concluded and this a breakdown of the result as announced by INEC.
After a somewhat low turnout of voters, the governorship election came to hold in Lagos and the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was declared winner of the state after he polled a total of 739,445 votes against Jimi Agbaje of PDP who polled 206,121 votes.
Oyo state opened a new chapter of leadership in the state by electing the candidate of a different party from the outgoing governor. Seyi Makinde of PDP defeated APC’s Adebayo Adelabu by scoring 515,621 votes against Adelabu’s 357,982 votes.
Despite the drama that brewed between the outgoing governor in Ogun state and his party, APC, the dust finally settled as the candidate of the party, Dapo Abiodun emerged winner after he garnered 241,670 votes over his closest opponent, Adekunle Akinlade of APM who polled 222,153 votes.
Three states in the region had already conducted supplementary elections as their election cycle falls outside the general election cycle. The states that never participated in the March 9 general election include Ondo, Ekiti and Osun.
Ondo state conducted its governorship election in November 2016 which produced Rotimi Akeredolu of the APC as the governor after polling 244,842 votes against his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP who scored 150,380 votes.
Ekiti state followed suit by conducting its own governorship election in July, 2018 where Dr. Kayode Fayemi of the APC was declared winner after scoring 197,459 votes over his opponent, Prof. Kolapo Olusola of the PDP who polled 178,121 votes.
Few months later in September, 2018, Osun state went to the polls as well. After a fierce contest between the two leading parties, APC and PDP, Gboyega Oyetola of the APC narrowly won with 255,505 votes against the PDP’s candidate, Ademola Adeleke who garnered 255.023 votes.
APC is currently in power across five states in the region while PDP is ruling in only one.