Returning Officer, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, made the declaration on Sunday at INEC’s collation centre in Yaba, Lagos.
Sanwo-Olu, who scored 739,445 out of the 977,476 total valid votes in the election, defeated 44 other candidates to emerge as the winner and governor-elect in the state.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, polled the second highest votes with 206,141 votes.
Declaring the result of the election at the state’s collation centre in Yaba at about 8:40pm on Sunday, the state Returning Officer, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the APC candidate, Sanwo-Olu, scored the highest votes to win the election.
Ogunbodede, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said, “That Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, of the All Progressives Congress, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
He said the number of registered voters was 6,505,512; number of accredited voters was 1,006,074; total number of votes cast was 998,715, rejected votes was 21,239, while the total number of valid votes was 977,476.
Consequently, the governor-elect has revealed that his opposition, Jimi Agbaje has congratulated him on his victory.
He made the revelation in a tweet which reads: “At exactly 19:07, I received a call. Thank you Jimi Agbaje for your congratulatory call filled with kind words. It was an intense campaign and I am happy we can now focus on the very important job at hand; delivering a Lagos that works for all. #ForAGreaterLagos.”
At exactly 19:07, I received a call.
Thank you @jimiagbaje for your congratulatory call filled with kind words.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) March 10, 2019