BREAKING: Tinubu reacts to Presidential results of Lagos State, calls for calm

the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to the people of Lagos State to be calm and eschew any act that can lead to the breakdown of law and order.

Tinubu said the outcome of the election in Lagos where Labour Party won the presidential election should not be a source of provocation saying that the beauty of democracy is that people have a right to vote for the candidate of their choice.

The APC candidate further said that as a democrat he is bound to accept the outcome of any election whether favourable or not.

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In a statement released Monday by the Presidential Campaign Council signed by Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu expressed serious concern over reports of violence in parts of the state especially reported attacks on some traders of Igbo origin.

The former Lagos State Governor condemned any form of violence against people of any ethnic group in Lagos.


“The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos State to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some. We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum,” the statement said.

Peter Obi defeated Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after the votes were calculated from all the 20 LGAs in the state.

Final results declared by the electoral office showed Obi won 582,454 for Labour Party against Tinubu’s 572,606 for the APC.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar came a distant third in the exercise with 75,750 votes. NNPP had 8442 while SDP had 772.

According to INEC, accredited voters were 1,347152, and the total valid votes were 1271451. Rejected votes were 64278, and the total votes cast were 1,335729.

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