(LAGOS-GUBER-POLL) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje has congratulated his opponent and winner of the Lagos state governorship election, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress after conceding defeat.
Ambode was named winner of the election this evening by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
“I just called Akinwunmi Ambode to congratulate him on his victory. I wish him well and pray he will be successful in guiding this state,” Agbaje wrote on his Twitter account.
Ambode beat Agbaje by 811,994 to 659,788 votes and was declared winner of the election after meeting the provisions in the electoral law by Returning Officer, Lagos State Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Isaac Adewole who is the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan.
The duo scored 25 per cent of vote cast in all the 20 Local Governments, the simple majority system was employed to determine the winner, with Ambode winning in a very close contest.