Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is one of the few members of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, who won their wards for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at last weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections.
Adesina, who cast his vote at the Ward 02, Unit 006, at Oke-Agbo, Ijebu Igbo, in Ogun State, led other electorate to ensure victory for PDP in the ward.
Our correspondent gathered that the minister commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for the peaceful conduct of the exercise, adding that the turnout of people was quite impressive.
He added that the mass turn out of people showed the level playing ground created by President Goodluck Jonathan to strengthen the nation’s democracy.
It would be recalled the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in the state as he polled 308,290.
Buhari won in 13 local government areas of the state while Jonathan who is the PDP candidate won in seven out of 20 local governments in the state.
Announcing the total result of the election, the state collation officer, Dr. Duro Oni disclosed that Buhari polled 308 290 in the total votes cast of 559,613.
Oni also said Jonathan was able to garner 207 950 votes in all the 20 local governments, saying the total valid votes were 533 172.
The election, which 14 political parties participating, had 594,975 registered voters.
According to the INEC collation officer, Bujari won in Ijebu North-East, Odogboolu, Abeokuta North, Ado-Odo/Ota, Abeokuta South, Ewekoro, Obafemi-Owode, Ijebu-Ode and Odeda.
Others include Egbado South, Ifo , Egbado North and Ipokia Lcal Governments, while Jonathan won in eight local governments of Ikenne, Ijebu-North, Ijebu-East, Sagamu, Imeko-Afon, Remo-North and Ogun Waterside.

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