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Protests as Jimi Agbaje Wins PDP Gubernatorial Ticket for Lagos

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Jimi Agbaje was on Monday night declared the winner of the Lagos PDP governorship primaries in Lagos amid protests.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the protests followed a difference in the number of delegates that voted and the number of votes cast.

The Chairman of the PDP Governorship Committee for Lagos State, Senator Umar Kumo, announced 863 as the number of votes cast as against 806 delegates that voted, sparking protests.

Attempts by some of the supporters of the other aspirants to stop the vote count and cancel the primaries were, however, unsuccessful.

Senator Musliu Obanikoro, an aspirant, walked out of the venue when the committee was unable to explain the difference in numbers.

Announcing Agbaje as the winner, Kumo said he had 432 votes to clinch the ticket, while Obanikoro had 343 votes.

NAN reports that the only female aspirant in the contest, Modupe Chukwuneke stepped down shortly before the voting started.

Among the other aspirants, Adedeji Doherty got 21 votes, Tokumboh Kamson had 46 and Babatunde Gbadamosi, 21 votes.

Speaking with newsmen, Agbaje promised to carry all the aspirants along.

He also commended the committee over the conduct of the elections.

However, Obanikoro told newsmen later that he would appeal the outcome of the election, which he described as a sham.

He said that the difference in the number of delegates and the votes cast must be explained.

The aspirant alleged that the result was predetermined and called for its cancellation.

Gbadamosi, another aspirant, also said the election was a sham.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

21 Comments

  1. Dee

    December 9, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I used to like Jimi Agbaje because I thought he had integrity however since getting himself Bode George the ex convict as a god father he has become the same. Imagine declaring yourself winner in an election where 806 delegates were accredited only for 863 votes to be counted!

    • Dr. P

      December 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

      What do U expect. It’s PDP (not saying APC is better). I just don’t expect any kind of transparency from them

    • Anon

      December 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      It’s a no win situation really in Lagos State. PDP Central, handed over the reins of Lagos PDP to Bode George and one of his remits was to stop Obanikoro.

      Then you have APC. It is difficult not to align yourself to a Godfather especially in a state as hot as Lagos. It’s a hard choice between Tinubu or George.

      Who’s the lesser of the two evils? A choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.
      In 2015, it will be at least 4 more years of Tinubu’s behemothian reign in Lagos or a fresh 4 years for PDP and Bode George calling the shots in Lagos. Hmm! *grimace*

  2. Gistyinka Blog

    December 9, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Lagos PDP and Oyo PDP is a must to watch in 2015. Their house must begin in an other for them to emerge winner from the ruling party.

  3. pink davis

    December 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

    This is what you call election, the Nigerian way! So sad! It always about the amount of power and money they steal and collect. It is never about the people or their needs or how to improve our economy to sustain and build the people. NO! We should brace ourselves this is the type of results that we will be expecting this election! May God help us all.

  4. JayKayIsOkay

    December 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    I’m sure obanikoro put those extra 60 delegates in just to cause confusion, the dude is so desperate. Even if you remove the 60 extra delegates from Jimi’s votes he still wins.

    • Mide

      December 9, 2014 at 3:16 pm

      This doesn’t make sense because at the end of the day his opponent was declared the winner. If he wanted to ” cause confusion “, a winner wouldn’t have been declared.

  5. nola

    December 9, 2014 at 11:21 am

    And a party that cannot put its house in order wants to put a nation in order.. I laugh, I seriously laugh! Young Nigerians be wise when voting this time around, send shoes to them if they claim they haven’t any but don’t give them your votes..

  6. Tikka Masala

    December 9, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Not a fan of PDP but it serves that thug & criminal of a man, Obanikoro right. He needs to understand that THIS IS LAGOS. Not Ekiti, where you rget rewarded for your thuggery a la Fayose. He’s crying wolf now abi? A se se bere. Joker.

  7. Fre

    December 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Everyone should be held accountable for 2015 elections.
    Winners and losers.
    Everyone cannot win, deal with it.
    Just the first stages and there are protests everywhere.

  8. TONY

    December 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Hello Jimi,
    Lagosians in GERMANY hail you. CONGRATULATION
    I hope your campaign jingle is as melodious as it was back then when you were in DPP. We love you JIMI

  9. Oni Eko

    December 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    The stage is set for PDP to grab Lagos this time. The era of Tinubu anointed will soon be over. A fresh wind of change is beckoning. Let’s embrace this change now.

  10. iwalewa

    December 9, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Jimi Agbaje all the way for a new lagos. I rep and support JIMI AGBAJE

  11. daramola

    December 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    jimi don win koroshould support or go back to ur vomit every thing in pdp is not 4 u

  12. Fatimah

    December 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    If Jimi Agbaje is a man of integrity (which he is really not), he shouldn’t have accepted the results after all had he been the loser he would definitely have cried foul.

    • NagosBigBoi

      December 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Great point. Any politician with integrity should not accept a result so blatantly wrong. When I first read it, I thot that they accredited the 863 and 806 were valid votes (meaning the difference was somehow invalid).
      Nigeria we hate thee!

  13. Austin

    December 9, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Uncle Jimi congratulation. i hv never voted in my life, but this time around i will come out and vote for u. I know obanikoro will fail

  14. Raje Austin

    December 9, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    A very big congratulations to Jimi Agbaje. I can assure you that your victory was divine. Move on and dont be intimidated by any body. God bless you sir

  15. the Beloved

    December 10, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Don’t doubt Jimi’s integrity based on this. I assure you it is not of his making. Subtract the excess from his votes, he is still the winner

  16. kwaje

    December 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    congraturation and jubilation sir jim overover victory.

  17. fabiyi michael senapon

    January 27, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    if God ordain who can stand against it jim agbeje GOD as ordained you winner

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