Even though unofficial tally of results suggests he has lost the race for the governorship of Lagos to his main challenger, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Party, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Jimi Agbaje, has sent a message to his supporters saying the contest remained very much alive.
In a message he posted to his official Facebook Page about two hours ago, Mr. Agbaje said he was following the collation of results from across the state and remained confident of victory.
He said reports suggesting he had lost were unofficial and should be discountenanced.
Mr. Agbaje said, “Lagosians I want to thank you for coming out yesterday to exercise your right to vote.
” I want to assure you that we are currently monitoring the vote counting process, so please do not believe the various unofficial numbers that are being shared across the internet.
“An official announcement will be made at the appropriate time when all numbers are in.
“Continue to remain resolute, and again, thank you for your continued support.”
There have been widespread celebration in the camp of the APC after collations from local government areas suggested Mr. Ambode had defeated Mr. Agbaje.
The Independent National Electoral Commission is however yet to release an official result of the election