Ambode Rejects Result Of Lagos Primary Election
The power of incumbency disappeared on Tuesday, pitching Governor Akinwunmi Ambode against the 'anointed one', Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a primary election that its result was already known before it was even held.
After the contest, which some Nigerians have said was not a battle but a show of power, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, Mr Tunde Balogun, announced the result.
Sanwo-Olu was declared winner beating the incumbent with 897,950 wide margin.
Before the election result was announced, Governor Ambode had raised concerns and his position was a sign of a what his reaction would be, should he lose the primary election.
While the collation was on, the Governor, who garnered only 72,901 votes against Sanwo-Olu's 970,851, said his supporters were disenfranchised.
Now he is out-rightly rejecting the result of the primary election.
Governor Ambode in a statement by his Campaign Organisation, released before Sanwo-Olu was declared winner, said he had not conceded any defeat.
All seems to have headed south for the incumbent who is the first sitting governor to lose a bid for a second term in office since 1999.
His position has now been made worse with the National Working Committee's U-turn on the 'near controversial' election.
The Committee had on Tuesday evening said the election was illegal and declared it cancelled. The party Chairman went ahead to announce result.
In the morning on Wednesday, things took a different turn and the NWC spoke from the other side of its mouth.
Ambode is out, the Committee said.
What is left for the Governor to do is to consider the four options that had been identified earlier.
Do we expect more drama to unfold?
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