The Labour Party Candidate in the Lagos State governorship election, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has claimed that he and not Governor Babajide Sanwo-
Olu, is the winner of the election.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Sanwo-Olu who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, won in 19 Local Government Areas. He clinched a total of 762,134 votes in the election. The Labour Party candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, was the runner-up. He won in two LGAs, and got a total of 312,329 votes in the election. The candidate of the PDP, Olajide Adediran, came third with 62,449 votes.
But Rhodes-Vivour, said on Sunday via his Twitter handle that the exercise was marred by violence and disenfranchisement of voters while claiming that he was the real winner.
He said, “Firstly, I would like to thank all Lagosians, especially our supporters, for coming out to vote yesterday for us. I’m convinced that with you in our corner, a NEW Nigeria is imminent.
“However, I am saddened by the confirmed reports of violence and gross disenfranchisement of voters who only wished to perform their civic duty.
“Attacks on polling units, voters, and our party agents are totally antithetical to what we stand for & what Lagos truly represents.
“Collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials to return the candidate of the APC is a slap on the face of democracy and everyone who came out to vote for us on Saturday.
“In the light of this, I am convinced beyond any doubt that the results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of majority of peaceful Lagosians.
“More so the results from our field agents and situation room indicated that we won this election. I am a champion of the people. We are far from done. Do not lose hope, do not waver.
“This is not over, we have not come this far to accept outright lies, criminality & falsehoods. A fight for FREEDOM is never easily won.”
“Every vote cast for me was done in the face of intimidation and risk of personal harm. Every such vote must count. Defending every one of those votes is a sacred duty. I will defend you