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APC Lagos Guber race: Ambode lose, Sanwo-Olu win with 970, 851 against 72, 901 votes.

The Lagos State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, announced Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the primary.

Announcing the results to newsmen in Ikeja, Balogun said that Sanwo-Olu polled 970, 851 votes to defeat Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode, who polled 72, 901 votes.

The announcement was in contrast of the pronouncement of the electoral panel which had declared that election did not hold in Lagos.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that both parties had on Monday, at a meeting, disagreed on the pattern of primary to adopt without reaching a consensus.

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The State Party Cbairman, Hon Tunde Balogun announced at the State Party Secretariat ACME just now the results as follows.

Akinwunmi Ambode 72901

Babajide Sanwo Olu

Babajide Sanwo Olu emerged as the party Candidate.

Balogun thanked party members for coming out en masse to participate in the primary, saying that their participation reflected their belief in democracy.

“I am aware that conflicting information has been circulating on our primary election, but I must tell you that the election was held and it was free and fair.

“It would be very painful to disenfranchise the over 1.5 million members who voted across the 245 wards in the state.

“At the end of the exercise, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu polled 970, 851 votes and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode scored 72, 901 votes.With this, Mr Babajide is declared winner.

“I thank party members for participating in the election and their dedication to democracy,” he said.

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