by Deji Abiodun
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje has just said that he won’t contest for governorship position anymore.
In an exclusive interview with Channels TV, Jimi accepted defeat to Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and also hinted that he won’t be going that route anymore.
Saying there are many other ways to serve humanity, failing two times in the gubernatorial contest won’t stop him trying out other means.
Mr Ambode polled 811,994 votes, with the runner-up and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Jimi Agbaje, polling 659,788 votes.
Analysts said it was a keenly contested election between the candidate of the party ruling the state, the APC and the PDP candidate.
Announcing the results on Sunday, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos State, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, declared that “Ambode Akinwunmi of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law, securing at least 25 per cent of votes in all local governments and scoring the highest votes is hereby declared the winner and his is returned elected”.
After the election results were announced, Mr Agbaje congratulated Mr Ambode in a telephone call.