The Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Abdul-Azeez Adediran (Jandor), has said he was surprised that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allocated 3,000 votes to him while announcing election results from the Ojo Local Government Area of the state.
The PDP candidate said that with his reputation and the efforts he made, it was surprising to learn that he received only 3,000 votes in his LGA in Ojo.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 30,797 votes, and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, who received 19,027 votes, respectively, from the same LGA, came on top Jandor.
At a press conference held on Monday at his campaign office in Ikeja, the state capital, Adediran, a former supporter of the ruling APC, responded to the election results.
He described the election outcome as shocking and not a reflection of the party’s worth. He vowed to pursue the process to the end before letting out his next step of action.
He said, “We need to let everyone know that Saturday’s election was the end of another process (in the INEC timetable for the 2023 elections), and the process continues.
“We will know what action to take when we see the last of this process. We have not seen the last of it. Yes, a supposed winner has been declared, but the election is a process, not an event,” he added.
Adediran claimed that the election resembled a war and that the majority of PDP agents and representatives from other political parties were driven from the collation centers, pointing out some procedural flaws.
He continued: “There was voters’ suppression everywhere, intimidation, harassment, violence; some people were killed while several others were harmed in the process of trying to express or exercise their franchise.”
Adediran said his team had ensured the police were informed of threats ahead of the polls.