Akeredolu has promised not to fail the people of Ondo State with the mandate given to him while thanking President Buhari.
Speaking after he was declared the winner of the election conducted on Saturday, November 26, 2016, Akeredolu thanked the leaders of the party for their faithfulness and dedication towards his ambition.
Akeredolu also said his victory was not only for him and supporters of his party, APC, but for all the residents of Ondo State.
The Governor-elect also thanked all governors and officials of the APC who are loyal to the party and supported his candidacy.
“By the grace of God, I will not fail you (people of Ondo State),” Mr. Akeredolu said in his speech.
Mr. Akeredolu scored 244,842 votes to defeat 27 others in the governorship election held on Saturday.
Eyitatyo Jegede of the PDP came second with 150,380 votes while Olusola Oke of the AD scored 126,889 votes to come third, the INEC returning officer, Abdul-Ganiyu Ambali, said.