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By Rasak Ayanlakin

Results from the yesterday’s governorship elections have been in favour of the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his colleague in Kwara State, Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRasaq, who are both recontesting for governorship positions on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde is also having a good political outing in his state, as results so far are in his favour.

Makinde defeated the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Teslim Folarin at his (Folarin’s) polling unit at Idi Ose, Ona Ara Local Government of the state.

The Governor secured 196 votes while Folarin polled 89 votes. Adelabu of Accord Party had 6 votes.

Makinde won in his own polling unit — Ward 11, Unit 01, Abayomi Iwo-Road in Ibadan North East Local Government Area.

He had 174 votes while the Folarin secured 28 votes, Accord Party polled 5, and Labour Party had 3 votes. 4 votes were voided.

Makinde also secured a win at the polling unit of Adelabu.

There’s a tight contest in Ogun State as the opposition candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Ladipo Adebutu is giving the APC’s incumbent Governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun tough time.

Abiodun lost his local government area in yesterday’s governorship and state assembly elections.

He lost the local government area — Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, Ogun State to the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ladi Adebutu.

The Informant247 learned that the 2 governorship candidates hailed from Iperu Remo in Ikenne LGA.

Adebutu had 12,472 votes to conquer Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress, APC who gathered 9,133 votes.

The Governor won at his own polling unit, where he garnered 147 votes; Adebutu got 142 votes.

He lost at the polling unit of Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo at PU 14, Egunrege in Ikenne township, where PDP received 42 votes, APC scored 21 votes, and ADC got one vote.

He came victorious at the political base of the former Governor of the state, Olusegun Osoba.

He won at the polling unit 15 ward 14 in Ibara House Estate, Abeokuta.

Abiodun, who’s seeking re-election bid on the platform of the APC got 89 votes to conquer his closet challenger, Oladipupo Adebutu of the PDP, who secured 43 votes.

The governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Olubiyi Otegbeye polled 36 votes.

The polling unit, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had 1,121 registered voters.

The total vote cast was was 170 and a vote was voided.

In a similar development, the Governor could not make it at the polling unit of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole in Abeokuta, the capital of the state.

The governor, who gathered 66 votes, lost the unit to the candidate of the PDP who had, 77 votes.

The same can said about the governorship election in Ebonyi State which is between the APC’s Francis Nwifuru, All Progressive Grand Alliance’s (APGA’s) Bernard Odoh and PDP’s Ifeanyi Odii.

Governor Abiodun, took to Twitter using his official handle @dabiodunMFR around 10 pm yesterday to express confidence in his winning tendency, and told his supporters to be optimistic of victory.

He wrote: “With the look of things, it is safe to tell our well-wishers ‘e lo fokan bale’ DA 4+4 is sacrosanct!”

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour who had hoped to capitalize on the victory of the presidential candidate of the party, Mr. Peter Obi to win his (Gbadebo’s) governorship bid, lost across the state yesterday.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu came victorious at the polling unit of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The LP’s candidate cast his vote at polling unit 045, Oshifila, Anifowoshe, Ikeja Local government area of the State on Saturday March 18.

There were 421 registered voters at the polling unit but only 50 voters got accredited.

According to the presiding officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), APC had 34 votes; the Labour Party candidate secured 15 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured one vote in the State House of Assembly election.

APC got 29 ; Labour Party candidate polled 18 while the PDP candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran, also known as Jandor gathered 2 votes in the governorship election.

While reacting to the development, LP’s candidate criticised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police, accusing them of “provoking Lagosians”.

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