He defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Eyitayo Jegede SAN who polled 193,348 and 15 other candidates including his deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi. Jegede won in three local government areas: Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore.
Agboola Ajayi, the candidate of Zenith Labour Party garnered 66,963 votes without winning any local government area.
APC – 286,135
PDP – 193,348
ZLP – 66,963