- Jimi Agbaje has emerged as the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos state
- Agbaje got 1,100 votes from delegates to defeat his opponent, Deji Doherty
Jimi Agbaje has emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election conducted in Lagos state on Friday, October 5.
Agbaje defeated his opponent, Deji Doherty, with a 1,100 votes to 742, according to a report by The Cable.
The primary election which lasted for two days was supervised by an electoral panel chaired by Victor Kassim Oyofo.
Agbaje was the PDP's candidate in the 2015 election but he lost to Akinwunmi Ambode, the incumbent governor of the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP on Wednesday, October 3, said it's job has been made easy by the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Lagos state.
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Sanwo-Olu defeated the incumbent governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode at a heated primary election to emerge as the flabearer of APC.
The party's publicity secretary in Lagos, Gani Taofik, said both the ruling party and the candidate, Sanwo-Olu, should expect defeat in 2019.
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