Labour Party Makes Demand As INEC Declares Sanwo-Olu Winner Of Lagos Governorship Election
The Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State has demanded cancellation of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
The state LP chairman, Dayo Ekong, made the demand on Sunday at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Yaba, where the collation of results took place.
Naija News earlier reported that INEC, in the early hours of Monday, declared, the state governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the election.
Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to defeat Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Adediran, who got 312,329 and 62,449 votes, respectively.
Reacting to the outcome of the election, Ekong alleged that in over 1,000 polling units in Alimosho, Ibeju-Lekki, and Eti-Osa Local Government Areas, people were not allowed to cast their votes.
She said that the election was marred by voters’ intimidation and suppression, adding that despite the party reporting these incidents, nothing was done by the appropriate authorities.
While describing the election as a sham, Ekong also criticized the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Olusegun Agbaje, saying that he failed the masses.
She said: “I want to say categorically that Labour Party rejects all these. And as a result of this, we demand cancellation of this election
“I want to use this opportunity to address the world that this election is a sham. People went to vote and they were killed; they were killed. And as a result of this, a lot of things happened.
“I want to tell you Mr. Agbaje, REC, that you have failed the youths. You have failed the masses”