Ambode wins LGAs for Sanwo-Olu, as APC in early lead in Lagos

Ambode wins LGAs for Sanwo-Olu, as APC in early lead in Lagos

Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:17 pm

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; casts his vote during the Governorship and House of Assembly Elections at Ward A5 Polling Unit 033, Ogunmodede College, Papa, Epe, on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has won his Epe Local Government Area for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, in the Saturday elections.

Dr Babatunde Adeoye, the Collation Officer in the Local Government, said that the APC scored 35, 609 votes to defeat its closest rival, the Peoples Democratic Party, which polled 6, 464.

Presenting the result at the state collation centre situated at INEC office in Yaba, Adeoye said that results in Polling Unit 7 of Ward 9, were cancelled because due to over voting.

According to him, the council has registered voters of 138,977, accredited voters of 43,303, with total valid vote of 42,562 and votes rejected of 684, thereby leaving a total vote cast at 43,246.

NAN reports that Lagos Mainland, Lagos Island, Ikeja and Ikorodu Local Government areas have also presented their results with APC leading in all.

In Lagos Mainland LGA, APC polled 27,333, while PDP scored 7,265; in Lagos Island LGA, APC polled 31,991 with the PDP scoring 4,346; in Ikeja LGA, APC polled 28,592 and PDP scored 8,109, while in Ikorodu LGA, APC polled 45,879 and PDP got 14,769.

The collation exercise, which started at exactly 10.15a.m was still ongoing as at the time of this reports.

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