Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate for the All Progressives Congress and the governor of Lagos State, beat his closest opponents, Abdulazeez Adediran and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, at Polling Unit 6, Eiyekole, Lagos Island, in the governorship and State House of Assembly elections that are still going on.
Sanwo-Olu got 121 votes, while Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour each only got one and two.
The Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies were there as early as 7:30 a.m., according to the PUNCH. Voting started right on time at 9 a.m.
Addressing journalists shortly after casting his votes, Sanwo-Olu sued for peaceful conduct of the election while expressing satisfaction over 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.”