Femi Fani-Kayode, a member of the ruling All Progressives Party, APC, has stated that the current Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, won the Saturday governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu, who is seeking re-election for a second term, faced off against Labour Party candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominee Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, for the governorship seat.
In a tweet after the election on Saturday, Fani-Kayode claimed that the LP candidate and the PDP flagbearer have been defeated.
He wrote, “Those that believed that Lagos is a ‘no man’s land’ have been roundly defeated, badly humiliated and finally taught the lesson of their lives by voters today in a peaceful, free and fair election. The matter is settled and the message is 8-fold:
“That God answers prayers even in the most complicated situations and difficult circumstances , that He is able to deliver us from the hands of our strong enemies and the enemy within and that He rules in the affairs of men. That Lagos belongs to the Yoruba.
“That @jidesanwoolu remains Governor of Lagos state regardless of the threats, plotting, scheming, rantings and ramblings of envious, hate-filled, bitter, demon-possessed and satanically- inspired men”.
ChinyKo reports that although results flying on social media suggest that the incumbent governor is in early lead, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is yet to announce any winner.