8th December, 2014
Jimi Agbaje, pharmacist and businessman has beaten Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to emerge the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos state,
He will face Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election next year February.
Agbaje won 434 votes to Obanikoro’s 346 votes.
The result was announced at about 11:20pm Monday, with voting initially delayed for long hours.
Channels TV reported that there was an attempt to snatch the ballot box while counting was in progress.
There was also a report of discrepancy between accredited delegates and the number of votes cast.
Mr Jimi Agbaje is a pharmacist by training from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
He will be facing Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress in the February 2015 governorship election.
Ambode, the former accountant general of Lagos State, was picked at the APC’s primary in Lagos last week.