- An infographics has showed how Jimi Agbaje of the PDP lost 68.75 % of the votes he polled in 2015 to Sanwo-Olu in 2019
- Agbaje, who lost to incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode in 2015, also lost to Sanwo-Olu in 2019
- In 2015, Agbaje polled 659,738 votes against Ambode’s 812,394 votes with the total registered voters at 5,822,207 according to INEC
Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the just concluded Lagos state governorship elections lost 68.75% of the votes he polled in 2015.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Agbaje, who lost to Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, March 9, had contested and lost against the incumbent, Akinwunmi Ambode in 2015.
He polled 659,738 votes against Ambode’s 812,394 votes with the total registered voters at 5,822,207 according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
This number decreased by 453,597 votes (68.75%) in the 2019 elections where he polled 206,141 votes against Sanwo-Olu’s 739,445 votes.
However, APC also witnessed a decrease of 8.98% from the 2015 polls. INEC data reveals that 6,505,512 people registered to vote in Lagos.
Only 1,006,074 voters were accredited. The number of valid votes was 977,476, rejected votes 21,239 and the total votes cast 998,715.
While Agbaje has called Sanwo-Olu to congratulate him, he attributed his defeat to the suppression of votes in areas where he was strong.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the APC in Lagos state had emerged winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state, beating Agbaje of the PDP with 533,304 votes.
Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University and State Returning Officer for Lagos governorship election, said that Sanwo-olu polled 739,445 votes to defeat Agbaje who scored 206,141 votes.
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