Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the Lagos East senatorial election, Tokunbo Abiru has opened an early lead over his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Babatunde Gbadamosi.
The two candidates are the bookmaker’s choice to win the poll.
Early results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) favor Abiru, who is currently trumping his opponents across the five local government areas where the election was held, Saturday.
Reacting to the early results by INEC, PDP candidate, Gbadamosi, condemned the exercise, alleging that the electoral umpire manipulated the poll against him.
“The election was manipulated and I was clearly rigged out,” Gbadamosi claims.
But the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, has fired back at Gbadamosi’s claim, describing the allegations as laughable.
He said, “We’re not surprised by Gbadamosi’s reaction to the results of an election that’s yet to be officially declared because he’s so predictable.
“However, we acknowledge feelers from our agents who have reported an overwhelming victory for Tokunbo Abiru.
“We can only emphasize with a serial contestant with a consistent record of monumental failure and rejection at the poll.
“The results as they trickle in have put a lie to his propaganda and fictitious opinion poll.
“The electorate in the Lagos East Senatorial have spoken loudly and decisively.
“The allegation of rigging is especially laughable with his loss in his ancestral home.”
Some Results Published By INEC:
ANGLICAN PRIMARY SCHOOL AJEB
R.C.M PRY. SCH. ORUGBO
ANG. PRY. SCH. AJEBO
R.C.M PRY. SCH. ORUGBO II
R.C.M. PRY. SCH. ORUGBO
Ward / RA: IBONWON
15 Polling Units:
A.U.D. PRY. SCH. IBONWON
NAZ. COLLEGE IBONWON
IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL ODOSIWOLA
IN FRONT OF TOWN HALL ODOSI WOLA
A.U.D PRY. SCH. IBONWON II
R.C.M. PRY. SCH. IBONWON I
A.U.D PRY. SCH. IBONWON I
R.C.M. PRY. SCH. IBONWON II
R.C.M. PRY. SCH. IGBONLA
IN FRONT OF NO. 13 AMOYINBO ST.
IN FRONT OF NO. 2 AMOYINBO ST.
END OF AMOYINBO ST.
IN FRONT OF NO. 6 OPE LANE
IN FRONT OF NO. 53 IDI-ABA
L.G. PRY. SCH. EPE
Polling Unit 036 Aga/ Ijomu 036 (Anibaba/omini)