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Nigerians react as Sanwo-Olu emerges Lagos APC governorship candidate

 


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The party earlier declared Sanwo-Olu winner of the controversial primary, saying Ambode polled 72,901 votes while Sanwo-Olu, Bola Tinubu's candidate, had 970,851.

 
 


Nigerians have reacted to the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the gubernatorial primary election held in the Lagos State.

 
DAILY POST had reported that the APC National Working Committee NWC cancelled the election held on Tuesday, saying the state chapter had no power to conduct the party primary election on its own.

However, the State Chairman, Tunde Balogun on Tuesday night went ahead to announce that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, polled 970,851 votes to defeat Akinwunmi Ambode who polled 72,901 votes.

 
Reacting, Nigerians on social media expressed divergent opinions over the announcement.

Here are some comments gathered by DAILY POST

@Imohwo, ”You people are bunch of confusionists, I’m personally tired of y’all & I believe millions of Nigerians share same frustration.”

 
@mcgboye, ”Over 1 million people voted in the Lagos primaries. Only APC members o.For perspective, that’s more than voted for APC in the 2015 elections. And that one was open to everybody.You all know this is a shame.”

@olajpv, ”The power play being displayed in Lagos shows that the result of the primary election is of importance not only to the actors and the ‘MASTER’ but also to the party. The fortune of the party in the general election should override any personal ambitions.

Vwede_g, “So much confusion in the APC. My thoughts. The party lack direction. These issues are avoidable. No proper leadership in the party at this time. just lots of selfish interest groups. you can’t pretend forever. So much pretence that all his well. The chicken has come to roast.”

@Patrick semq, “Most things about this APC government is questionable. I wonder how we got here. How to get out of this mess is another issue because from all indication these people won’t let go of power.”

@thybullyone, “Thought they cancelled the primaries ?So Ambo can score 72k votes ,even with intimidation, harassment and open ballot voting.So imagine if secret ballot system is used tomorrow and delegates then vote their conscience without fear or persecution from the JAGABAN BOYS.”

@Mlutherkingqyot, “Democracy is dead in Nigeria. If such impunity is being executed in a PRIMARY ELECTION, what should we expect in the main election? Just because Tinubu said you should vote for somebody, that is why you want to vote for the person. When suffering start tomorrow, same people will blame government. I pray our eyes will open someday so people can start voting for who they think is right not who others think.”

@copara2ginika, “Ambode is the cause of his problems. He abandoned the masses and was after projects and the affluent. No investment in human capital.”

@NewsAdikt, “The ruling class in Nigeria does not want democracy to grow.This is why they always abort the electoral will of the people.”

@Lokopopin, “With what happened today now i can imagine how they manipulated osun election for APC and we talk say wey dey practice democracy.”

@AkinwunmiAmbode, ”As a governor performed, but failed as a party member.

@omoboyinka, “If you’re based in Lagos, prepare for 4 years of area boys having a free will to operate, backwardness.”

 

 

 

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Moses Omamor
Money and power in Nigeria primary election
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Uba Blessing
I just dey pass
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Sam Ogbonnah U
Nigeria...a dead country..no more shame..no decorum..daylight robbery and rape of democracy..from Ekiti to Osun and now Lagos..Apc why are you destroying this country?????
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El Kennyjims
This is indeed bullshit. A clear indication that we are not going anywhere.
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SAHARA REPORTERS
 
 
BREAKING: Ambode Accepts Defeat, Congratulates Sanwo-Olu
"Dear Lagosians, APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved State must always supercede that of any person or group. It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party," he said.


BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORKOCT 03, 2018
 
 
 
 

Akinwummi Ambode, incumbent Governor of Lagos State, has accepted defeat in his efforts to become the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Ambode made the announcement on Wednesday during a very brief media address broadcast by Lagos television.

"Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation and created palpable tension in the polity. I strongly believe that the time has now come for the State to move forward in order that the gains of the last three and half years are not lost," he said.

"Dear Lagosians, APC is a great party and the interests of our beloved State must always supercede that of any person or group. It is in this regard that I wholeheartedly congratulate the winner of the Lagos State APC Primaries, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and urge all Lagosians to immediately support our party’s gubernatorial candidate in the 2019 elections and work for the success of our dear party."

He promised to do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition in the remaining period ofhis administration.

he also urged his supporters to unite behind the candidate of the party, saying: "The progress of Lagos state is non-negotiable. It is a project that I have passionately worked for in the last three and half years as your Governor and one to which I will forever be devoted."

The party earlier declared Sanwo-Olu winner of the controversial primary, saying Ambode polled 72,901 votes while Sanwo-Olu, Bola Tinubu's candidated, had 970,851.