The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday said the winner in the concluded Ondo governorship election would be declared Sunday afternoon.
The commission said 70 per cent of results had been uploaded on its portal, adding that the remaining results were expected to come in latest early hours on Sunday.
INEC’s National Commissioner, Prof. Anthonia Simbine, made this known during a television programme in Akure, the state capital, Saturday evening.
Simbine said about 70 per cent of the results from all polling units in the state had been uploaded on INEC results viewing portal.
She further stated that the Commission was mindful of the fact that the state was riverine in nature and so, results from some areas in the state would come in late.
When asked when a winner would be announced, the INEC official said, “I don’t think we can say for definite now. We all know that Ondo State is quite large with varying types of terrains including going over the seas.
“All the results have to come in before we can really say.
“Right now, polling units’ results have been uploaded. We have about 70 per cent of those units’ results uploaded on the INEC results viewing portal.
“But nothing can happen. These have to pass through the RA collation as well as local government collation centres.
“We are aware particularly in the case of Ilaje that they have not concluded their RA collation and they will be doing that at Igbokoda hopefully tonight.
“It is doubtful that they will be able to come at all. But hopefully, probably, by mid-day tomorrow (Sunday), everything should be in, plus or minus.”