Senatorial Candidate of The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nicholas Tofowomo, has been declared as the winner of Ondo South Senatorial Election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Tofowomo winner of the election after he polled 81, 892 votes to defeat his closest rival and incumbent Senator, Yele Omogunwa of the ruling APC who polled 55, 610 votes.
The result was announced by INEC Returning Officer for the district, Prof Kayode Onifade after the Senatorial supplementary election held on Saturday was concluded.
It would be recalled that penultimate Saturday, INEC declared the Ondo South Senatorial election inconclusive based on the margin of win by the candidate of the PDP which was less than 28, 300 of the total number of registered voters in the affected units where elections did not hold or cancelled.
Tofowomo had initially polled 79, 036 to defeat Incumbent Senator Yele Omogunwa who scored 51, 993, with vote margins of 27, 036 when the election was declared inconclusive.
The PDP candidate who was the former Commissioner for Transport in the state hailed the Ondo South residents for his election, describing his victory as God-ordained.
He promised to visit his closest rival, Omogunwa and other senatorial contestants to seek their support in building a productive Ondo South District.
According to him, “I promise to be a good representative to all our people in Ondo South regardless of their political affiliations, tribes, or religious sentiments.
PDP now has two Senators-elect, Tofowomo (South District) and Ayo Akinyelure(Central), while APC’s Prof Ajayi Boroffice represents the North Senatorial District.