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Lagos LG polls: Jubilation as APC wins Badagry, leads in other local government

  • Opposition political parties have all lost out in the just concluded local government elections held in Lagos state
  • According to reports, the ruling All Progressives Congress won all contested chairmanship positions
  • Some of the local governments won by the APC consist of Agege, Badagry, Ikorodo, Epe among others

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) appeared set for a landslide in the Lagos council elections held Saturday, as the results trickled in.

In the results declared by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday night, APC candidates swept all the chairmanship and councillorship posts, PM News reports.

Candidates of the APC have reportedly cleared all the chairmanship seats in Lagos state local government elections.
APC has reportedly cleared all the chairmanship seats in the just concluded Lagos state local government elections. Photo: Babajide Sanwo-Olu
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Candidates of the opposition PDP were beaten in all. They failed to create any upset, Premium Times added.

In Badagry, the APC candidate, Olusegun Onilude was re-elected as chairman of Badagry local government.

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Gbajabiamila says Nigeria is not ready for electronic transmission of results

In another development, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said the failure of card readers at his polling unit during the Lagos local government elections is an indication that Nigeria is not ready for electronic transmission of results.

Gbajabiamila made the statement on Saturday, July 24, during a chat on Channels TV, at his polling unit located at Elizabeth Fowler Primary School, Ward 014 on Mercy Eneli Street, Surulere.

He explained that the card readers failed due to poor network coverage. The lawmaker stated that many members of the National Assembly are in favour of electronic transmission of votes but are aware of the challenges posed by network coverage.

Sunday Igboho: People are working behind the scenes for release - Sanwo-Olu

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has lent his voice to the ongoing saga involving the Nigerian government and Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho.

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Addressing journalists on Saturday, July 24, after casting his vote, Sanwo-Olu said there were people working behind the scene to secure the release of Igboho, PM News reports.

This was in response to questions about the presumed silence of southwest governors on the arrest of the Yoruba Nation agitator.

Source: Legit.ng

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