“The incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has taken a strong lead in the ongoing governorship election in the state, winning in 18 out of the 19 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Sanwo-Olu is contesting against Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who is presently in second place, and Abdul-Azeez Adediran of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is currently in third place.
Sanwo-Olu’s victories include winning in Ikeja, the LGA of the LP governorship candidate, where he secured 32,273 votes, defeating Rhodes-Vivour who had 15,174 votes.
He also won in Surulere LGA, the base of Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing, and Femi Gbajabiamila, the House of Representatives Speaker.
In Ojo, the LGA of the PDP candidate, Sanwo-Olu posted a convincing victory, securing 30,797 votes, while the PDP candidate had 3,889 and Rhodes-Vivour polled 19,027.
The only LGA where Sanwo-Olu lost was Amuwo-Odofin, where he was defeated by the LP candidate. However, the results from 19 of the 20 LGAs in the state have been announced, with only the result of Eti-Osa outstanding. In his own LGA, Lagos Island, Sanwo-Olu won by a healthy margin. As it stands, Sanwo-Olu looks set to secure a comfortable victory in the election, with his closest rival, Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, trailing far behind in second place.”