As Lagosians turnout to elect their next governor, Mr Funso Olukoga who is a lawyer has advised whoever loses Saturday’s governorship election between the All Progressives Congress candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Peoples Democratic Party’s Jimi Agbaje to accept defeat.
Forty-five governorship candidates across various political parties are be vying for the number one seat in the state with Sanwo-Olu and Agbaje leading the pack.
“In my opinion, this is an election and one person will definitely win. I urge the loser to congratulate the winner as I will implore the winner to work with the one who loses,” Olukoga said.
Olukoga who voted at Ward 06, PU023 inside Agbalajobi Estate, Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos also added that although the elections are generally peaceful, INEC officials arrived late.
“It’s been peaceful so far and from what we have been hearing, I can say it is encouraging. We have not heard of any form of hitch like we had in the past (presidential elections).
“Although there are reports of late arrival of electoral officials and materials. I hope where we have recorded this, INEC will ensure they extend the voting period to accommodate other voters.”
The lawyer also commended security agencies as there have been no record of violence in the state compared with that of the presidential elections on February 23.
“In terms of security, I can only bank on the fact that INEC assured that security will be tightened especially in view of what happened about two weeks ago where violence was reported in some parts of Lagos.
“I can also rely on the heads of security agencies who have assured us that security will be better and so far it’s been good,” he concluded.