Today, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, will pick their governorship candidate for next year’s elections.
The two major aspirants are incumbent Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Ambode is fighting a tough battle to remain in office for another four years, as Sanwo-Olu has the backing of Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the National Chairman of the party.
Tinubu and other APC leaders in the state have endorsed Sanwo-Olu for the party’s governorship ticket.
Ambode, apparently infuriated by the development, opened a can of warns against Sanwo-Olu.
It remains to be seen how all these play out on Tuesday and which man gets the ticket.
Today’s Echo is bringing you live accounts of events as they hit the airwaves. Stay here and get posted.
10:30 am: there was a massive reception for Sanwo-Olu as he turned up at his ward, ward E3 Lagos Island to caste his vote in the Lagos APC Primaries.
11.00 am: According to unconfirmed sources, voting has been completed in a voting centre in Agege with Sanwo Olu recording a landslide victory.
According to online reports, Sanwo Olu got 567 votes while Ambode got none.
The video below was posted, apparently to corroborate the story. Today’s Echo cannot verify its authenticity yet.:
So sad to watch this happen.
Ambode should have withdrew from this contest. This humiliation is avoidable.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) October 2, 2018