Tinubu Urges Calm And Says He Will Accept The Election Results In Lagos
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has urged Lagos State residents to maintain calm and abstain from any actions that would destabilize peace and order.
This is true despite the fact that the former governor of Lagos State said he would accept the results of the presidential election, whether they were favorable or not.
After losing Lagos to Peter Obi on Saturday’s presidential election, Tinubu is making this appeal.
Obi received 575,524 votes in the state’s 20 local government areas, winning Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Ojo, and Alimosho.
Agege, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Mushin, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere each gave Tinubu 573,001 votes, in contrast.
According to The PUNCH, Tinubu lost the Lagos election to Obi by 2,523 votes even though he won two more local governments in the state than the LP candidate.
Several APC supporters in Lagos who had earlier predicted an early victory for the former governor of Lagos State were severely disappointed by the outcome.
Bayo Onanuga, the APC’s director of media and publicity, released a statement on Monday in Abuja in which Tinubu begged for peace and order among the state’s citizens.
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He asserts that the Labour Party’s victory in the presidential election in Lagos should not be a cause for agitation and that the beauty of democracy is that people have the right to vote for the candidate of their choice.
The former Lagos State governor condemned any sort of violence against residents of any ethnic group in Lagos.