Jimi Agbaje has congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu for winning Lagos Governorship election.
WESTERNPOST had earlier reported that Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was declared the winner of the Lagos State Government Election.
Announcing the result at the state collation centre, the returning officer, Eyitope Ogunbodede, said Sanwo-Olu polled 739,445 votes ahead of Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, who polled 206,141 votes.
The development means Sanwo-Olu defeated his closest rival, Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 533,304 votes.
In Epe LGA, where Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor is from, APC scored 35, 609 votes while PDP polled 6, 464.
Similarly, in Apapa LGA where Agbaje hails from, Sanwo-Olu, secured 20,469 votes while the PDP candidate polled 5,959 votes, leaving a gap of nearly 15,000 votes.
After the Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner of the election, he took to Twitter to reveal that Agbaje called to congratulate him.
“At exactly 19:07, I received a call. Thank you @jimiagbaje for your congratulatory call filled with kind words. It was an intense campaign and I am happy we can now focus on the very important job at hand; delivering a Lagos that works for all.”
At exactly 19:07, I received a call.
Thank you @jimiagbaje for your congratulatory call filled with kind words.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 10, 2019