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INEC: Sanwo-Olu Emerges Winner In Lagos

Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner at 1:15 am on Monday morning, almost 48 hours after the electoral exercise commenced. he polled a total of 762,134 votes, defeating Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party who scored 312,329 votes, followed by Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor with 62,449 votes.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results at the commission’s state collation centre, but not without the LP collation agent condemning the exercise.

 

Sanwo-Olu emerges as winner in Lagos

Moments after INEC’s declaration, Sanwo-Olu, in his acceptance speech, said Lagosians had made their voices heard.

 

He stated;


“To all of our fellow contestants, we want to salute you for participating in the democratic process, but Lagosians have spoken and have spoken well. They have spoken loud,” 

 

he continued;

 

  “Please remember that we’re extending a hand of fellowship to you, no victor, no vanquished. In    the true spirit of sportsmanship, if you indeed believe that you want to serve this state, you have    an opportunity with us and we will open our doors to listen and to give you a space in this government.”

 

He also spoke out against the identity politics that became common place in the lead-up to the polls last Saturday. In his statement;

 

  “During this campaign, unfortunately, we have seen very divisive rhetoric     which is not a definition of who we are,” 

He further added;

“So, Lagosians, we need to come together and further rebuild the capacity, the competence, and the experience that we have in this city. Religion should not divide us, ethnicity will not divide us. Lagos will come out bigger, stronger, and better.”

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