Lagos presidential poll result: Sanwo-Olu calls for calm

THE Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called for calm over the result of the Presidential election in the state.

This is in response to rumours that there was a breakdown of law and order on Monday in several areas of Lagos.

In a hotly contested election in Lagos, Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party (LP), defeated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Obi’s victory in Tinubu’s stronghold was seen as an upset by many.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Special Assistant (SSA) on New Media, Jubril A. Gawat, said violence was not part of the state’s culture.

Gawat said this in a series of tweets on his Twitter page on Monday.

“We have got reports of friction in some parts of Lagos this morning. All is calm now. There is no need for violence, which is not part of our culture.

“I urge all Lagosians to go about their businesses without any fear of harassment,” he tweeted.

He added that law enforcement agencies had been asked to ensure no breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.

“I have been your Governor for almost four years, promoting harmony and friendship across ethnic and religious lines without any form of discrimination whatsoever.

“Let us remain calm. All will be well. We are a peaceful people, and so we shall remain,” Sanwo – Olu said.



    In another development, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has also appealed to the people of Lagos State to be calm and eschew any act that can lead to a breakdown of law and order.

    Tinubu also stated that he would accept the outcome of the presidential poll, whether favourable or not.

    Obi polled 582,454 votes to beat Tinubu, who scored 572,606.

    According to Bayo Onanuga, the APC’s director of media and publicity, Tinubu begged the people of the state to maintain peace and order.

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