Results already trickling in are pointing to a victory for the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s governorship in the state.
Results in Kwara State are also in favour of Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq while Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde is also having it good with the results released so far.
The NATION noted that results however show tight contests in Ogun State between incumbent Governor Dapo Abiodun and PDP’s Ladipo Adebutu, and in Ebonyi State between APC’s Francis Nwifuru, All Progressive Grand Alliance’s (APGA’s) Bernard Odoh and PDP’s Ifeanyi Odii.
But Abiodun, in a tweet on his official handle @dabiodunMFR at about 10 pm yesterday assured his supporters that there was no cause for alarm, the newspaper reported.
His words: “With the look of things, it is safe to tell our well-wishers ‘e lo fokan bale’ DA 4+4 is sacrosanct!”
Many of the results were on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portal last night.
Information Minister Lai Mohammed, Bayelsa State Governor Duoye Diri and Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) have hailed the conduct of the polls.
Labour Party’s (LP’s) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who had hoped to cash in on the momentum of his party’s defeat of the APC in the presidential election, was roundly beaten across the state yesterday, losing his polling unit 01 at Oshifila Street, Anifowoshe, Ikeja to Sanwo-Olu.
Rhodes-Vivour polled only 18 votes to the governor’s 29 while Peoples Democratic Party’s Olajide Adeniran got only two.
An apparently disappointed Rhodes-Vivour accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police of “provoking Lagosians”.
Below are some of the results in Lagos as presented by the paper:
Ibeju-Lekki local government Governorship Result: APC: 1,535; PDP: 124; LP: 226
House of Assembly results: APC: 1483; PDP: 176; LP: 218
Final Results at Ward F Agege: Governorship
APC: 3292; LP: 929; PDP: 214
House of Assembly APC: 3126; LP: 1003; PDP: 191.
Ikosi-Ejirin LCDA Governorship: APC: 6594; PDP: 1181; LP: 159
Ibeju-Lekki LG Ward A Governorship: APC: 1,535; PDP:176; LP:218
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