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General News of Monday, 27 February 2023


He's done the politically impossible in Lagos since 1999 - Tweeps react as Obi overtakes Tinubu

Peter Obi and Bola Ahmed Tinubu Peter Obi and Bola Ahmed Tinubu

There is a sense of celebration for Labour Party (LP) activists across Nigeria with reports early this morning that their candidate was leading his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in Lagos.

Tinubu, a two-term Lagos State governor was widely expected to win majority of votes in Nigeria's commercial capital but that is not the case as at this morning.

As at this morning, he is trailing Obi by by 32,657 votes.

While Mr Tinubu, has triumphed in 10 local government areas, polling a total of 416,431 so far, Mr Obi is ahead in only seven local governments, but is leading the tally with 449,088 votes.

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