The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have finally accepted the outcome of Tuesday’s governorship primary in Lagos state, putting to rest, the controversy surrounding the exercise.
The Chairman of the Lagos State APC Governorship Primary, Mr. Clement Ebiri, addressed the press on Wednesday to formally uphold the result earlier released by the Lagos state Chairman of the Party.
Ebiri said that the incumbent Governor Akinwumi Ambode scored 72,901 votes to drop out of the race, while Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu scored 970,851 votes to clinch the APC ticket for the 2019 governorship election.
He therefore, declared Sawon-Olu winner of the primary.
Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday praised the leadership of APC and the defeated governor of Lagos for a free and fair conduct of the primary.
He also thanked members of the party and also the general public, including non-Lagos people for their continued support.
Sanwo-Olu promised to be fair and relate with everyone, irrespective the divide to move the state forward.
The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had earlier declared Mr Sanwo-Olu as winner of Tuesday’s governorship primary.
This was contrary to the position of the Clement Ebiri-led panel, which had earlier declared the election that produced Sanwo-Olu as winner as a nullity.
Ebiri had said that the primary would be rescheduled as the state chapter has no power to conduct the party governorship primary election on its own.
However, the Lagos State Chairman of the party, Alhaji Tunde Balogun, had announced Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the primary.