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Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress has been re-elected for a second term in office, following a closely contested election that took place over the weekend.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the election after he polled a total of 762,134 votes, which was more than twice the number of votes obtained by his closest rival, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who scored 312,329 votes. Olajide Adediran, of the People’s Democratic Party, popularly known as Jandor, came in third place with 62,449 votes.

The announcement of Sanwo-Olu’s victory was made by the INEC returning officer, Professor Adenike Temidayo Oladiji, at about 1:15 am on Monday morning.

Announcing the result of the election at about, Oladiji who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, said, “I hereby declare that Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, having satisfied the requirements of the law by having 25 per cent of the total of the LGAs of the states and also having the highest number of votes cast and meeting the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner. ”

She also said the governor cleared 19 out of the 20 local government areas of the state.

Mr Sanwo-Olu, she added, polled the highest number of votes in Ikeja, Apapa, Badagry, Lagos Island, Epe, Agege, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, Surulere and Somolu.

Below are the details of the result announced by INEC at about 1.15 p.m.

Total valid votes: 1155678
Registered voters: 7,060195
Rejected votes: 17,953
Accredited voters: 1182620
Total votes cast: 1173631
Number of PVCs collected:

A 800
AA 904
AAC 627
ADC 6,078
ADP 2,833
APC 762,134
APM 884
APP 259
BP 616
LP 312,329
NNPP 1,583
NRM 340
PDP 62,449
SDP 1,746
YPP 461
ZLP 1,635

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Julius Adegunna, a writer, and publisher of good news and reports. He is also a trainer in Writing and Publishing, a Media Consultant and an Entrepreneur. A 1987 Graduate of International Relations of the University of Ife, (Now Obafemi Awolowo University) with Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations, and Master in Communication Studies of Lagos State University. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

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