Winner of Saturday’s Lagos East Senatorial By-election, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has described his victory as proof of public trust in his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.
Abiru, a former Managing Director of Polaris Bank, said this on Sunday, December 6, in a “Victory Speech” after the declaration of the election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC declared Abiru winner after polling 89,204 votes, as against the 11,257 votes polled by his closest rival, Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Abiru said the outcome was a reaffirmation of the expanding political support base of the party not just in Lagos East, but across the state.
“This is, perhaps, the smoothest victory our party has secured in its recent history; we polled 89,204 votes, while our closest rival scored 11,251 votes.
“This outcome, no doubt, is a reaffirmation of our expanding political support base, not just in Lagos East but also in Lagos State at large.
“It is, without doubt, a proof of the degree of public trust we have earned in our party’s two decades or more in governance in Lagos State,’’ he said.
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