In the ongoing governorship and State House of Assembly elections, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, a candidate for the All Progressives Congress and the current governor of Lagos State, defeated his closest rivals, Abdulazeez Adediran and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, at Polling Unit 6, Eiyekole, Lagos Island.
Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour only received one and two votes each, whereas Sanwo-Olu received 121 votes.
According to reports, the security forces and representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission arrived as early as 7:30 in the morning, and voting began at precisely 9 am.
After casting his ballots, Sanwo-Olu spoke to the media and demanded that the election be conducted peacefully while also praising voter participation.
“We are pleased with the voter participation in this election,” he stated. According to what I was told, INEC personnel arrived on schedule, and voting has begun.
“I believe it is now important for us to realize that this process is not intended to be violent. The easiest way to verify what real democracy is all about is through the election that starts a democratic process.
“I want to emphasize that this contest is about prosperity, progress, and peace. Everyone has the right to fight for the freedom, justice, and transparency of everyone’s expression.”