By Dayo Johnson Akure
THE ruling Labour Party, LP, in Ondo State has won two additional seats in the House of Assembly election held last weekend, making the number of seats won to 25 out of 26 seats in the Assembly.
The two constituencies include Ilaje 1 and 1. In the result declared by INEC in Ilaje 1 Oye Aladetan of LP polled 14,503 to defeat the PDP candidate who scored 8,164 votes while in Ilaje 11 Gbenga Edema of LP polled 16,083 votes to defeat Atikase Otito of the PDP who scored 8,849.
INEC had on Wednesday released some results in which the LP won 23 seat and PDP won only in Ese Odo constituency.
It would be recalled that election failed to hold in 10 of the 271 units in the constituencies.
The affected units where election failed to hold due to reports of violence include Ijinla, Iteha,Sheluwa, Mahin ward 2 ward 3, two units in Igbokoda, Pepe and others.
From the results released seven members of the present assembly returned on the platform of the LP, while five members lost their bid to return to the house.
Those that returned include the Speaker of the House, Samuel Adesina, his deputy, Dare Emiola, the majority leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu.
Also, three women were elected into the house on the platform of LP with each of them coming from each of the three senatorial districts of the state.
The women are Kemi Adesanya from Akure South constituency I, Olasehinde F V from Ose state constituency and Jumoke Akindele from Okitipupa II.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police Command has said eight people were arrested for various electoral offences during the House of Assembly.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Adeniran Aremu, said the people were arrested for unlawful possession of firearms including pump action.
Aremu said that they have been charged to court and ordered to be remained in Prison custody by the Court. END