Nigeria.- Ruling party Babajide Sanwo-Olu reaffirms its position in critical elections for Lagos governorship

A man in Nigeria exercises his right to vote – EMMA OSODI / XINHUA NEWS / CONTACT PHOTO


Official Babajide Sanwo-Olu has won the local elections for the governorship of Lagos, reaffirming her position as head of Nigeria’s commercial hub, which this Sunday saw controversial local elections in one of the region’s main attractions. .

Sanwo-Olu, a candidate for the All Progressives Congress and a key ally of the country’s president, Bola Tinubu, has won the 18 constituencies examined so far out of the 20 constituencies that make up the governorship, according to official data collected by Premium Times. newspaper.

The only defeat so far has been in the Amuwo Odofin constituency, which Labor Party candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has won.

Aziz ‘Jandor’ Olajide Adediran, the candidate of the Populist Democratic Party (PDP), did not win in any of the constituencies.

Nigerian governors wield extraordinary power in the country. They are responsible for local politics through a network of links with tribal dignitaries and religious communities, and their spheres of influence are as extensive as some African countries.

Additionally, experts from Radio France Internationale (RFI) remember that they also play an important role in political candidacy, both at local and national level; Their support is essential even to become a traditional leader or president of Nigeria.

Source: Noti Merica

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