The All Progressives Congress candidate and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has trounced his closest rivals, Abdulazeez Adediran and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party at Polling Unit 6, Eiyekole, Lagos Island, in the ongoing governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
Sanwo-Olu polled 121 votes while Adediran and Rhodes-Vivour secured only one and two votes respectively.
The PUNCH reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission officials as well as the security agencies arrived as early as 7:30 in the morning and voting started at exactly 9 am.
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.”