According to the result collated by INEC, Akeredolu defeated Eyitayo Jegede of the PDP, Ajayi Agboola of the ZLP and 14 others to clinch the number one seat in the state.
The announcement of the result led to wild jubilation across Akure, the state capital. Supporters of APC, who gathered in front of the INEC office in Alagbaka area of the town were seen singing and dancing in celebration of the victory.
They also converged on the entrance of the Government House where they jubilated, sang and danced over the results of the election. The major roads in the town like Oba Adesida, Oyemekun, NEPA, Ondo road were later filled with members and supporters of the party who were jubilating over the outcome of the result.
However, security was immediately tightened as the results were announced as contingents of the military men patrols the state capital.