Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, secured a victory over his closest rivals, Abdulazeez Adediran and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, at Polling Unit 6, Eiyekole, Lagos Island, in the ongoing governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
All Nigeria Latest News reports that Sanwo-Olu polled 121 votes while Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour secured only one and two votes respectively.
The Independent National Electoral Commission officials and security agencies arrived as early as 7:30 in the morning, and the voting process commenced precisely at 9 am.
Addressing journalists after casting his votes, Sanwo-Olu called for a peaceful conduct of the election and expressed satisfaction with the turnout of voters.
He said: “We are happy with the turnout of voters in this election. I was told INEC officials came right on time, and voting is on.
“I think it’s time for us to see and understand that this process is not meant to be one of violence. The election that leads to a democratic process is the best form of validating what true democracy is all about.
“I want to reiterate that this contest is about peace, progress, and prosperity. Everyone has the right to be able to advocate for everyone to freely express themselves, fairly, and transparently.”