The Chairman of Lagos state All Progressive Congress party Alh. Tunde Balogun today held press conference at the state party secretariat with the press men where he congratulated and thanked the members of APC Lagos state for participating in the governorship primary in the state.
The Chairman expressed his happiness for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election throughout the state and for demonstrating their commitment to democracy and to the party, “they voted in large numbers and did so with enthusiasm and great purpose”. He commended.
Alh. Tunde Balogun affirmed that APC Primary election held in Lagos state today 2nd Oct, 2018, was in accordance with the party‘s constitution. He maintained that the election was peaceful and without incident- ‘the exercise was clearly free, fair, honest and just.
Balogun said that unprecedented number of APC members exercised their democratic right and expressed their democratic Will. Besides there was no significant or material complaints of intimidation or irregularity in the conduct of the election. He thereby declared the election as credible, open and honest.
Alh. Tunde Balogun said that the people have rendered their decision and there is no reason to cast aside the sovereign Will of the people –“ seeing vast numbers of the people who came out to vote and then say that no primary took place would be to cast shame on the party and its leadership, this I shall not do”, he promised.
The Chairman then declared Mr.Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu as the winner of the Lagos state gubernatorial election having defeated the incumbent governor of Lagos state, Mr.Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said Sanwo-olu got 908,861 votes while Akinwunmi Ambode got 72,601 votes. Therefore, Sanwo-olu is the standard bearer for 2019general election in Lagos state for APC Party.