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APC electoral chief makes U-turn, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos primary

APC electoral chief makes U-turn, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos primary

Ben Ezeamalu

Sanwo Olu

The head of the APC electoral panel appointed to conduct the Lagos governorship primary has reversed his stance and declared Babajide Sanwo-Olu winner of the primary.

Clement Ebiri, appointed by the National Working Committee of the APC, had on Tuesday evening said he was not aware any primary held.

However, on Wednesday morning, Mr Ebiri addressed a press conference in Lagos affirming the result announced by the Lagos chairman of the APC, Tunde Balogun.

Mr Ebiri, a former Cross River State governor, said Mr Sanwo-olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat the incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, who he said got 72,901 votes.

Mr Balogun had during a press conference late Tuesday insisted there were primaries in the state, contrary to Mr Ebiri’s position.

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