BREAKING NEWS: Sanwo-Olu In Early Lead In Lagos APC Guber Primary (UPDATED)Sunday Akinseye October 2, 2018 0 COMMENTS
Babajide Sanwo-Olu who is a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has defeated Akinwunmi Ambode, the present governor of the state, at ward c, Alausa, Ikeja, on Tuesday.
Olanrewaju Yahaya, the electoral officer in charge of the ward, announced that Sanwo-Olu polled 960 votes ahead of the governor who secured just four votes.
Alausa is the seat of power in the state as the governor’s office, state assembly and state secretariat are all there.
Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, is a registered APC member in ward C.
Tinubu had not visited the ward as of the time this report was filed.
In Agbado/Oke-Odo local council development area, Sanwo-Olu trounced Ambode. While he polled 13,380, the governor had 115 votes.
At Ward E3, Lagos Island, where Sanwo-Olu himself voted, a total of 4,500 votes were recorded for him while Ambode recorded no vote.
Also at Ward E Agege LG, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s ward, Sanwo-Olu earned 492 as against Ambode who has no vote.
n ward C2 Alimosho LG, Sanwo-Olu scored 16, 724 as against Ambode with 3 votes.
Similarly, at Mushin LG 1, Ward 2, Sanwo-Olu secured 4,011 as against Ambode’s 5 votes.
At Kosofe LG, Wards C, D, E & F Sanwoolu earned 16,153 as opposed to Ambode’s 83.
At Ejigbo Ward F5 where Ambode’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamgbetan, hails from, Sanwo-Olu polled 14, 490 votes with none recorded for Ambode.
In a brief address with journalists after participating in the voting process, Sanwo-Olu said he was impressed with the party’s members’ turnout, expressing confidence on his chances to win.
“So far, you can see that the process has been peaceful. Although, you may say it is a bit rowdy, but it is about people’s enthusiasm and this is Lagos Island, my family house is about three or four buildings away from here.
“When we insisted on having direct primary, this is what we envisaged. To let people have their say in the voting process and so far, everything has been orderly.
“I can say as it is here, so it would be across the entire 245 wards in the state. We are confident of victory,” Sanwo-Olu said.
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