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General News of Sunday, 19 March 2023


Congratulatory messages pour in for Sanwo-Olu as he leads Rhodes-Vivour by 400,000 votes

Sanwo-Olu at the APC situation room play videoSanwo-Olu at the APC situation room

Congratulatory messages have started pouring in for Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The incumbent governor is coasting to victory after winning 18 local government areas of Lagos State.

Although the final results are still being collated at the INEC state headquarters in Yaba, the results of 19 of the 20 local governments in Lagos have been formally announced.

Mr Sanwo-Olu of the APC won in 18 of the local governments while Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the PDP won in one: Amuwo Odofin.

The incumbent governor polled the highest votes in Ikeja, Apapa, Badagry, Lagos Island, Epe, Agege, Ibeju-lekki, Kosofe, Surulere and Somolu.

Others, where the governor won, are Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos Mainland, Alimosho, Ojo, Ikorodu, Mushin and Osho

Olajide Adediran of the PDP, the third major candidate in the election, has not won in any local government and comes a distant third in terms of the total votes cast.

Sanwo-Olu is reported to have polled 718,595 votes from 15 local governments while Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour presently has 257,502.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Olajide Adediran aka Jandor has 59,172 votes.

fasun_an commented: "This man is simple and accessible. You can see it in the way he carries himself. Congratulations @jidesanwoolu"

lanreteriba said: "Congratulations paddy mi sanwo-olu"

kupe9ja said: "Congratulations sir"

officialsalawaabeni wrote: "Congratulations"

iamyomigold commmented: "Sanwo eko"

bamidele_onalaja wrote: "A very big congratulation! It's marvelous in our eyes"