President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole have over ruled the chaitman of the Lagos state governorship primaries committee, Clement Ebri over his cancellation of the Lagos state guber primaries result which was held today, Tuesday.
Recall that tbe National Working Committee Panel responsible for the primary, headed by Clement Ebri, had earlier cancelled the primary and called for a fresh one on Wednesday.
But briefing newsmen shortly after meeting behind closed doors with president Buhari, Oshiomhole said the conduct of the primary was in order. He affirmed the result, thereby laying to rest the controversy that has trailed the primaries.
Meanwhile, the party SWC in Lagos State has declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the gubernatorial primary election held in the State.
The chairman of the party in the state, Tunji Balogun, Dez Mayorz via IGBERE TV reports, made the declaration at the state headquarters of the party in Ogba, Ikeja, on Tuesday night.
Balogun said, ”We were preparing for the election on the 1st of October before the cancellation was announced. The same thing was done again today but we were in the queue for most part of the day and I have observed that the elections have been free fair and transparent.
“It was direct primary, truly direct. Human beings were counted, not phones, not ballot papers. It would have been very painful to disenfranchise 1.5 million Lagosians who are members of APC who took part in today’s primary.
“I commend and salute them for their doggedness and forthrightness. The results have started come in and we waited till we got the last result.
“It is my pleasure and delight to announce the result of the election conducted in all the wards of Lagos state. The results are as follows Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, 72,901 votes. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, 970,851.