Lagos election: Tinubu pleads for orderliness, says he will accept election outcome

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress candidate for President, has appealed to people in Lagos State to be calm and refrain from any behaviors that could contribute to disorder.

The former governor of Lagos stated that he would accept the election’s outcome, favorable or not.

After Tinubu’s loss to the Labour candidate, Peter Obi, in the Nigerian presidential election on Saturday, the politician has called on the opposition to protest.

In the 20 local government areas that make up this state, Obi received votes in the amount of 575,524 and secured the victories of Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Ojo, and Alimosho.

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From Agege, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Mushin, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere Tinubu earned a total of 573,001 votes.

Even though he won two more districts than his LP opponent and still had 2,523 fewer votes than Obi, he lost the election to him.

It’s been a big blow to many APC supporters in Lagos who previously expected an easy victory for the former Lagos State governor.

But, in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by APC Director of Media and Publicity, Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu pleaded for calm and orderliness among the residents of the state.

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According to him, the outcome of the election in Lagos, where the Labour Party won the presidential election should not be a source of provocation saying that the beauty of democracy is that people have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice.

The former Lagos State governor condemned any form of violence against people of any ethnic group in Lagos

Tinubu expressed serious concern over reports of violence in parts of the state especially reported attacks on some traders of Igbo origin.

The APC candidate further said that as a democrat he is bound to accept the outcome of any election whether favourable or not.

He said, “The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos State to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some. We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum.”

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