The governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State has been won by the lead visioner, Lagos4Lagos Movement, Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor.
The Chairman of the Lagos PDP Electoral Committee/Returning Officer, Emmanuel Ogidi, while declaring the result noted that Adediran polled 679 votes to defeat his contender, David Vaughan who polled 20 votes.
According to Ogidi, there were 775 ad hoc delegates for the governorship primaries, but 709 were accredited for the electoral process.
He further stated that 10 votes were voided in the governorship primary of PDP in Lagos State.
Ogidi said: “The total number of accredited voters is 709, and Olajide Adediran got 679 votes, DAKOVA (David Kolawole Vaughan had 20 and we had 10 voided votes.
“Haven satisfied all the requirements in our guidelines, I want to announce Dr Olajide Adediran as our candidate after scoring the highest votes of 679. He has hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”
Ogidi, however, stated that delegates from Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government failed to see reasons with the committee over alleged discrepancies on the delegate list.
He commended the governorship aspirants and delegates for their peaceful conduct and sportsmanship throughout the process.
Ogidi added, “I want to thank all of you for your patience and I want to congratulate the two contestants for your spirit of sportsmanship, especially DAKOVA. He is a true sportsman.”
Adediran while speaking on his victory appropriated the aspirants that stepped down for him and his contender, adding that he is ready to face the All Progressives Congress.
Four contestants including Otunba Olanrewaju Jim-Kamal, Mr Adedeji Doherty, Mr Ade Dosunmu and Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour stepped down from the race.
Vaughan, who accepted defeat promised to support and back Adediran”s ambition.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News