2023 Elections

INEC Declares Sanwo-Olu Winner Of Lagos Governorship Election

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been declared as the winner of the governorship election in Lagos State by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 762,134 to defeat first runner-up, Labour Party’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The LP candidate secured 312,329 votes, while Abdulazeez Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got 62,449 votes.

The results were announced by the Returning Officer, Prof Adenike Temifayo-Oladiji, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA.

The number of valid votes were 1,155,678; rejected votes – 17,953; total votes cast – 1,173,631; accredited votes – 1,182,620.

Before the declaration, Rhodes-Vivour called the election a sham, alleging “collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials”.

The flagbearer said what the people witnessed was “a slap on the face of democracy” and everyone who came out to vote for the LP on Saturday.

“In the light of this, I am convinced beyond any doubt that the results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of the majority of peaceful Lagosians.

“More so the results from our field agents and situation room indicated that we won this election,” Rhodes-Vivour added.

LP Chairman in Lagos, Mrs. Dayo Ekong had asked INEC to cancel the poll, citing electoral malpractices, intimidation, violence, among others.

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Election: Nigerians Call For MC Oluomo’s Arrest After Threatening Igbos In Lagos

Nigerians have taken to social media to call on the Police and the DSS to immediately arrest the Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo for threatening Igbos in Lagos ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state assembly election.
MC Oluomo, addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a viral video, threatened Igbos who will not vote for the party to stay at home.
“We have begged them. If they don’t want to vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them, mama Chukwudi, if you don’t want to vote for us, sit down at home. Sit down at home,” he said.
Many condemned Oluomo for inciting violence and issuing threats to law-abiding citizens of Nigeria over the exercise of their fundamental human right.
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Election: Stay At Home If You Won’t Vote APC – MC Oluomo Threatens Igbos in Lagos

The Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo has threatened Igbos living in Lagos.
He warned Igbos in the state ahead of this Saturday’s governorship election not to come out to vote if they are not going to vote for the All Progressives Congress.
MC Oluomo, addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a viral video, threatened Igbos who will not vote for the party to stay at home.
“We have begged them. If they don’t want to vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them, mama Chukwudi, if you don’t want to vote for us, sit down at home. Sit down at home,” he said.
His threat comes after Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, won in Lagos state during the presidential poll on February 25.
Obi’s unprecedented victory has positioned LP’s candidate in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, as a major challenger to incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC.
Breaking News

BREAKING: Train collides with BRT bus in Lagos

A passenger train collides with a Lagos state government BRT staff bus at PWD junction in the Ikeja area of the state on Thursday morning.

The BRT, which was carrying government workers, was crossing the rail to connect with Ikeja GRA when it was hit by the train travelling from Agege. In a series of images from the accident making rounds on the internet, onlookers gathered to rescue victims of the bus-train crash.

The accident has caused heavy traffic on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for motorists travelling from Oshodi around Shogunle to Ikeja-Along.

Pending an official statement from the Lagos State government, the number of casualties and names of victims remains unknown.

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Naira Scarcity: Students Pay For Transport With Foodstuff In Lagos

Fresh reports show that the controversial cashless regime of the Federal Government has continued to take a toll on citizens across the country, including students.

The redesign policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and insistence on the use of only new naira notes have starved millions of funds since January.

Last week, the Supreme Court nullified the enforcement of new notes, extending the validity of the old N200, N500, and N1,000 till December 31.

The apex court declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s action was not only not permitted under democracy, it breached the Constitution and the rights of the citizens.

Though the CBN was directed to release the new notes immediately, they are yet to circulate as expected. Only a few banks and Automated Teller Machines, ATMs, have adequate cash.

In Lagos, some students say they have been paying for transport and other services with foodstuffs they took from home.

On Tuesday, two students of the Government Technical College in Odomola, Epe, narrated their experience to DAILY POST.

Ridwan, who studies Plumbing and Pipefitting, said he had to pay for his fare with rice while returning to school on Monday.

The teenager recalled how the drivers of the buses he entered initially got furious when he could not provide cash but eased after he offered food.

“As I was leaving in the morning, I could not get cash from the ATM or PoS, so I used the only cash with me to get to Chevron bus stop.

“It was rice that helped me get to school. The price from Chevron to Ajah is N300 but I gave the bus driver one derica of rice.

“Ajah to Epe is N1,000…I paid with another one derica. When I got to Epe, I explained to the okada man that I didn’t have cash but had food.

“He took me to my area near Landlord Association road and I gave him one derica instead of paying N300. That’s how my three derica finished,” he lamented.

Tunde, who studies Garment Making, revealed he used a loaf of bread in exchange for transport on Sunday, saying other colleagues do the same in recent times.

“No cash and we cannot withdraw for some weeks now. The foodstuff we take from home is small but we don’t have a choice other than use it to find our way.

“If you’re not ready to drop something, no car, bus, okada, or even keke will carry you except the ones that decide to assist because we are students,” he said.

Meanwhile, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has asked President Buhari to disclose how his government is obeying the court order.

Reacting to the judgement, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, said the Supreme Court displayed courage and rescued Nigerians from “the pangs of death, frustration and looming economic recession.”

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Breakdown: How Peter Obi’s Labour Party Outscored APC In Lagos

Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, stunned many people when he defeated his counterpart in the All Progressives Congress, and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to win the presidential election conducted in Lagos State on Saturday.

In the 20 local government areas making up the state, Obi won in some local governments that many had considered major strongholds for the APC in previous elections.

Polling 575,524 votes in total, Obi cleared votes in Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Ojo and Alimosho

While Tinubu garnered 573,001 votes from Agege, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Mushin, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland, and Surulere.

Despite winning two more local governments in the state than the LP candidate, Tinubu still lost the election to Obi on the number of votes won by 2,523 votes.

What’s more striking is that Obi dusted Tinubu in his Ikeja Local Government Area where he voted, and also floored him in Eti-Osa Local Government Area where he resides and built a seeming political fortress in Ikoyi.

See the full breakdown of votes from all the 20 local government areas below:

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2023 Elections: Peter Obi wins Tinubu in Lagos State

Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, emerged victorious in Lagos State, defeating the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It was earlier reported that Obi garnered 449,088 votes, while Tinubu received 416,431. However, Tinubu won in 10 local governments, while LP won in 7 of the 17 LGAs declared.

Despite Tinubu winning a greater number of local government areas, Obi garnered more votes overall after the remaining three Local Government Areas were collated.

The results of all 20 local government areas have been announced, with Tinubu winning in 11 and Obi winning in nine. Ultimately, Obi’s total votes amounted to 582,664, while Tinubu received 541,850.

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Elections: Tension As Thugs Attack INEC Collation Centre In Ejigbo, Lagos

Suspected political thugs numbering over 50 invaded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre at Ile-Iwe, Orilowo Ejigbo area of Lagos State.

Vanguard reported that sounds of sporadic gunshots rented the air as INEC officials and party agents fled in different directions.

The report said they came in six motorcycles and four commercial buses. The presidential and national assembly elections took place today February 25, nationwide.

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Two Injured As Gunmen Attack Lagos PDP Rep Candidate’s Convoy

Two persons sustained injuries on Thursday as gunmen attacked the convoy of Segun Gbayi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the House of Representatives, Lagos Mainland Constituency.

The attack by the yet-to-be-identified gunmen happened in the Makoko area, Yaba, Lagos.

The gunmen also attacked the security escorts attached to the convoy, opened fire and vandalised their vehicles.

However, Gbayi escaped the attack unhurt.

Reacting, Gbayi said the attack was to prevent members and supporters of the party from exercising their franchise in tomorrow’s election.

“This attack was violently carried out to discourage us from exercising our political franchise,” 
he said.

He advised voters and the general public to remain safe during this period and report any case of threat to lives, vandalisation, or violent attack to security officers.

Social Commentary & World Business

I cannot bury him until I get justice, until I get to the end of the matter – Mr Sylvester Oromoni Snr

Mr Sylvester snr was talking to Punch at a posthumous birthday held in honor of his Sylvester and he asserted his son wont be buried until he gets justice, no matter how long it takes.

“How can he be buried? I cannot bury him until I get justice, until I get to the end of the matter. Even if it takes two or three years, we would be going on. I pray God keeps us alive.”

late sylvester orormoni posthumous birthday
late sylvester orormoni posthumous birthday

Mr Sylvester however revealed he will miss his rapport with his son, the smiles, love ,presence and his company during his conversation with Punch.

“Anytime he comes on holiday and I am at home, he is always all over me. We eat together, he asks questions a lot; he is very inquisitive. He can operate his laptop very well and I don’t know how to do that so he guides me on how to do it.”

junior oromoni
junior oromoni

Sylvester Oromoni jnr died as a result of sustained injuries from beating by his school mates who reportedly wanted to coerce him into joining a cult group, which Dowen college denied.