The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ajayi Boroffice, yesterday lost in Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s Ward 5, unit 6, in Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of of Ondo state.
The unit was won by Tunji Abayomi, senatorial standard bearer of the Action Alliance (AA).
While Abayomi scored 125 votes, Boroffice secured 33 and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate garnered 14.
The governor, however, won the unit for President Muhammadu Buhari with 147 voters against 30 votes scored by Abubakar Atiku of the PDP.
The presidential and National Assembly elections were generally free, fair and peaceful in the state.
Voting started early in most of the polling units across the state and turnout of voters was massive in several communities.
There were no violence and incidents of ballot snatching.
There was vote buying in some voting centers but it was not as open as it used to be.
Although card reader machines malfunctioned in some polling units, but they were quickly rectified by engineers.
Akeredolu expressed optimism that the APC would emerge victorious in all the polls in the state.
“Election in any democracy is a thing that can be either way. There are so many ways it could go. Whichever way it goes, we have to accept. But I am sure APC will win,” Akeredolu said.