It was definitely the end of the road for Governor Ambode yesterday after the APC governorship primaries in Lagos state came out in favor of Sanwo-olu who was able to pull a whole lot of votes than Ambode.
But after the election yesterday, the Chief Clement Ebri-led electoral panel set up by NWC to supervise the polls canceled the election and asked for it to be done again today, Wednesday.
But speaking about the matter, the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole said “The election has been held, anyone who is aggrieved should complain after the declaration of results”
According to the national chairman, the committee’s brief was to supervise and not conduct the election, explaining that it was practically impossible for a panel of seven or so to conduct and micromanage an election held in 245 wards of 20 local government areas of the state.
Saying the will of the people must be respected, Oshiomhole directed Ebri to collate and release the results of the poll without fail.
The State Party Chairman, Babatunde Balogun announced Sanwo-olu as the winner yesterday with 970,851 votes, while Ambode polled just 72,901 votes.
He said, “I am aware that conflicting information has been circulating on our primary election, but I must tell you that the election was held and it was free and fair. It would be very painful to disenfranchise the over 1.5 million members who voted across the 245 wards in the state.
“At the end of the exercise, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode scored 72,901 votes. With this, Mr Babajide is declared the winner. I thank party members for participating in the election and their dedication to democracy.”