The governor polled 81 votes. PDP’s Adebutu scored 45 votes while Otegbeye of the ADC garnered 39 votes.
Meanwhile, Governor Abiodun has commended the people of the state for conducting themselves in an orderly manner.
Abiodun who voted at his Ita-Osanyin Ward 3, Unit 2, Iperu, in Ikenne Local Government Area at 11: 09 am, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for ensuring that voting materials are made available, while the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) are working very well.
“I am the governor as well as a candidate and what I have simply done is to come here like everybody else, presented my PVC, accredited and I cast my vote.
“From what I have seen here and hear from the 236 wards across the State, people have turned out enmass and are casting their votes. The whole process is going on relatively well.
“I want to appreciate the INEC though this election was postponed by a week. I hope they have been able to resolve the issues surrounding the voting and also been able to reprogramme the BVAS so that the election can go on smoothly.
“With what I have seen so far, the election is peaceful and until we get through the vote, I cannot really comment what would happen at the end”, the governor noted.
He called on those who are afraid to come out for fear of being harassed not to entertain any fear, but come out and exercise their franchise as it is their civic responsibility, assuring that adequate security has been put in place to guarantee their safety.
Fielding questions from newsmen, an Observer from Global Watch, detailed to monitor the election in Ogun State, Alhaji Mogagi Olaniyan, said election has been peaceful with impressive turn out of voters, adding that security arrangements have been perfect.
According to Alhaji Olaniyan: “INEC has improved from the previous elections. INEC materials arrived early, the BVAS is working accordingly as there is no malfunctioning of BVAS. I gave kudos to the people and INEC”, he said.
However, the governor has lost the governorship election at the polling unit of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Bankole who joined Dapo Abiodun during the electioneering period, voted at PU 6, Ward 10, Sodeke/Isale-Ijeun I, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state.
The collated results showed that the PDP’s Ladi Adebutu polled 77 votes while Abiodun of APC scored 65.
ADC’s Biyi Otegbeye had 26 Votes.
PU 6, Ward 10, Sodeke/Isale-Ijeun I, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun state
ADC – 27
APC – 63
PDP – 81
LP – 2
ADC – 26
APC – 65
PDP – 77
LP – 0
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