Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been declared the winner of the Lagos State gubernatorial election after polling 762,134 votes.
Sanwo-Olu defeated Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who garnered 312,329 votes, and Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor, who received 62,449 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results on Monday, March 20, 2023, at the commission’s state collation centre, but the exercise was condemned by the LP collation agent amidst allegations of voter suppression, ethnic discrimination, political thuggery, and physical attacks on voters, electoral staff, and security personnel.
Despite the controversy, state commissioner of police, Idowu Owohunwa, assured Lagosians that security personnel deployed for the election responded promptly to the cases, with many arrests and recoveries made.
The election was been declared “the worst ever in Lagos history” by opposition parties.