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Ondo: LP wins by-election as police quiz lawmakers

By Dayo Johnson

AKURE—AS controversy continues to trail weekend quizzing of the National Assembly members over alleged electoral malpractices during the Akoko South West/South East Federal election in Ondo State, the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Debo Ologunagba has been declared winner of the election.

The National Assembly members denied outrightly that they were quizzed by the police but that they went there on their own.

While the state governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko said through the Information Commissioner, Ranti Akerele, condemned the action of the lawmakers, describing it as unbecoming of their high offic holders, the National
Assembly members said they were framed up by the agents of government.

Ologunagba polled 18,155 to defeat Jimmy Adedapo of PDP who scored 9960 and AC Tunde Okoli and AD Tunde Eniola 730.

A total of 32,843 votes were cast during the election in the two councils while 4,093 votes were rejected for electoral malpractices.

Akerele in a statement said the “roles played by Senator Gbenga Ogunniya and the other two federal legislators was unbecoming of men purportedly elected into high office and ought to be condemned.”


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