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Presidential Poll: Peter Obi Defeats Tinubu in Lagos

…As Rhodes-Vivour Accuses INEC of Defrauding Labour Party with Thousands of Votes in Lagos

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has been declared winner of presidential election in Lagos, Nigeria’s most populous state.

Mr. Obi secured five hundred and eighty-two thousand, four hundred and fifty-four (582,454) votes to defeat his closest challenger, Bola Tinubu of the APC, who scored five hundred and seventy-two thousand, six hundred and six (572, 606) votes.

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party came third, with seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and fifty (75,750) votes.

A total of 1,347,152 people were accredited for the election in Lagos, a state where Mr Tinubu has a lot of political control and influence.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of short-changing the party of thousands of votes in Lagos.

Mr. Rhodes-Vivour, made the accusation while speaking on Arise TV on Monday.

He said: “Take a look at Ikeja Local Government where our calculation shows that we have almost 50,000 votes and INEC announced 30,000.

“We are looking at Alimosho Local Government where we won with almost 50,000 votes but they have taken away our results.

“And we are also looking at Ojo Local Government where 3 polling units were declared inconclusive because of violence but we won all the polling units with a margin of 9,600.

“They are saying that the polling result there for the House of Representatives was inconclusive.

“In Surulere too, we won with over 3,000 margins, INEC is saying that there is a mistake that our candidate was on the polls.

“Al sorts of irregularities going on with INEC right now are extremely shockable and we are not going to accept all these results.

“We have all our original polling results, and we are going to use them to reclaim the mandate that Lagosians have given to us.

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