The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Otunba Nicholas Tofowomo, the Senatorial Candidate of PDP as the winner of Ondo South Senatorial Election.
Tofowomo was declared winner of the election after scoring 81, 892 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent Senator, Yele Omogunwa of the ruling APC who polled 55, 610 votes.
The result was announced by INEC Returning Officer, professor Kayode Onifade in charge of Ondo South Senatorial Election in Ondo State after the Senatorial supplementary election held on Saturday was concluded.
Recall that two weeks ago, INEC declared the Ondo South Senatorial election inconclusive on the excuse that the margin of win by the candidate of the PDP was less down 28, 300 of the total number of registered voters in the affected units where elections did not hold or were cancelled.
Tofowomo had initially polled 79, 036 to defeat incumbent Senator Omogunwa who scored 51, 993, with vote margins of 27, 036 when the election was declared inconclusive.
Meanwhile, the senator-elect has thanked the good people of Ondo South for his election, describing his victory as an act of God enveloped by Favour.
In a statement made available to press men in Okitipupa by pastor Olumide Akinrinlola, the Senator-elect said:
“ I won this election by the grace of God and divine arrangement to represent my people at the red chamber of the National Assembly.
” My victory is an act of God. I promised to be a good representative to all my people in Ondo South regardless of their political affiliations, tribes, or religion,” he said.
While appreciating the good people of Ondo South who voted him, he however promised to visit Senator Yele Omogunwa and other rival contestants to seek their supports in building a productive Ondo South for the good of the land, the statement added.