Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been declared the winner of the gubernatorial race in Lagos State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC).
Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party with a total vote total of 762,134.
Abdulazeez Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, received 62,449 votes, while the candidate for the LP received 312,329 votes.
Prof. Adenike Temifayo-Oladiji, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), the returning officer, declared the results.
The total number of votes cast was 1,173,631, including 1,155,678 legitimate votes, 17,953 invalid votes, and 1,182,620 certified votes.
Prior to the announcement, Rhodes-Vivour dubbed the election a fraud and accused the “governing party and electoral authorities” of colluding.
Rhodes-Vivour described what the public saw as “a slap in the face of democracy” and thanked everyone for casting their vote for the LP 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 the majority of peaceful Lagosians.
“More so the results from our field agents and situation room indicated that we won this election,” Rhodes-Vivour added.
Mrs. Dayo Ekong, the LP chairman in Lagos, had requested that the election be canceled due to electoral fraud, intimidation, and violence, among other issues.