Lagos APC Primary: Sanwo-Olu heading to landslide victory [DETAILS]

Jide Sanwo-Olu
Jide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu is currently leading in the Lagos gubernatorial primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday, Daily Post reported.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, who is the ‘anointed candidate’ of the APC’s National Leader, Bola Tinubu, appears to be heading for a landslide victory over the incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, according to some of the results trickling in.

Below are some unconfirmed results coming in across wards: At Sanwo-Olu ward E3, he polled 45,000, while Ambode scored 0.

Mr Sanwo-Olu at Ward C Ikeja, Tinubu’s ward, Sanwo-Olu recorded 946 votes, while Ambode recorded 4 votes.

Also at Ward E Agege LG, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s ward, Sanwo-Olu polled 492, as against Ambode who has no vote.

At ward C2 Alimosho LG, Sanwo-Olu scored 16, 724 as against Ambode who had 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 and 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.

From Alimosho Ward C2, Alimosho Local Government, Babajide Olushola Sanwo–Olu garnered 16,724 votes and Ambode scored 3 Votes.

Ward E2 Egbe Idimu Sanwo-OLu:10,000; Ambode: 29.

In Kosofe Ward D, Sanwo-Olu: 4,800, Ambode: 1,700.

Mushin 1, Ward 2 Result Sanwo-Olu – 4,011 Ambode – 5.

Earlier, the chairman of the National Working Committee’s panel of the All Progressives Congress conducting the governorship primary election in Lagos State, Clement Ebri has dismissed earlier results showing aspirant Babajide Sanwo-Olu in early victory in the polls, saying that the election is yet to start.

Mr Ebiri, in a telephone conversation with the Punch, warned that contrary to some claims in certain quarters, voting has yet to commence.

The committee said it had been in a crucial meeting with key stakeholders, after which the primary poll would officially commence.

According to him, the panel had been in a crucial meeting with the chairman of the APC in Lagos, agents of the two contenders in the primary election – Governor Akinwumi Ambode and Mr Sanwo-Olu — and other stakeholders.

He explained that the essence of the meeting was to clear some grey areas and agree on the guidelines for the primary elections, as directed by the national leadership of the party.

When alerted about the viral videos of the primary election purportedly ongoing, with Sanwo-Olu allegedly leading the poll, Ebri said the primary election had yet to begin as of the time of filing this report.

He said, “The primary election hasn’t started. We are in a meeting with the party chairman in Lagos and the agents of the two contenders in the primary election.

“There are grey areas to be ironed out. We want to organise a free, fair and transparent primary election and that is why this meeting is very crucial.

“It is after we have settled the grey areas and address all the stakeholders’ concerns that we will send people out from here to conduct the primary.”

Mr Ebri said any election purportedly carried out in any ward in the state earlier today is null and void, as the stakeholders had yet to agree on important guidelines for the primary.