Christine Elliott concedes Ontario Tory leadership to Doug Ford

The newly crowned leader of Ontario's beleaguered Opposition is no longer being challenged by his main rival, who refused to concede for nearly a day.

Doug Ford met with Christine Elliott on Sunday, after he narrowly beat her out for leadership of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party.

In a statement acknowledging Ford's victory, Elliott says she is "confident in the results'' of the election.

Elliott initially disputed Saturday's results, alleging they stemmed from "serious irregularities'' in the vote and pledging to investigate further.

Ford brushed off her allegations on Sunday, saying he was working on restoring unity within the party as it works to topple Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne's government in the June election.