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Lagos PDP Congress: Results underway as vote counting begins

Sorting and counting of votes have commenced in the ongoing Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) congress which started on Sunday.

The voting, which began at 6:00pm on Sunday after long hours of accreditation, ended at about 5:38 am on Monday at the congress venue in Ikeja GRA.

Thirty-nine offices were contested by various party members in the congress.

The delegates from the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Lagos State cast their ballot for all the candidates of their choice.

The number of accredited delegates for each LGAs are Agege (87), Alimosho (100), Amuwo-Odofin (96), Ajeromi Ifelodun (95), Apapa (106), Badagry (113), Epe (179), Eti Osa (39), Ibeju-Lekki (45), Ifako Ijaiye (85), Ikeja (75), Ikorodu (130) and Kosofe (41).

The accredited delegates in Lagos Mainland is 83, Lagos Island (31), Mushin (104), Ojo (103), Oshodi-Isolo (88), Surulere (95), Somolu, (91).

Earlier, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa, had urged the delegates to work in the interest of the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two leading contenders for the chairmanship seat are Mr Philips Aivoji and Dr Amos Fawole.

The rescheduled congress was held following the aborted Lagos PDP’s Congress held in Oct. 16, 2021.

The congress was conducted under the watch of agents and the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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