Falz Slams Sanwo-Olu Over Election Victory
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Falz Slams Sanwo-Olu Over Election Victory

Nigerian singer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz the bad guy, has slammed the Lagos State re-elected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over an appreciation post dedicated to his success at the polls.

Governor Sanwolu in a post on his verified Twitter handle wrote, “I’m deeply humbled and grateful for the overwhelming support and trust of the good people of Lagos State. I’m honoured to be re-elected as your governor and pledge to continue to work tirelessly to deliver a better Lagos for all.”

Reacting to the Governor’s tweet, Falz said, “You were not e-elected. You selected yourself. Everybody saw it unfold. You are only deceiving yourselves.”

Sanwo-Olu’s election victory

Earlier, The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner of the governorship election in Lagos State. Sanwo-Olu who campaigned with the ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 762,134 to defeat the first runner-up, Labour Party’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

The LP candidate secured 312,329 votes, while Abdulazeez Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got 62,449 votes. 

The election was described as a sham by  Rhodes-Vivour. He also alleged collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials. He said, “In light of this, I am convinced beyond any doubt that the results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of the majority of peaceful Lagosians.”

Falz expresses pain over Lagos Guber poll

Following Falz’s comment on Sanwolu’s tweet, a tweep asked him if he was unhappy at Sanwo-Olu’s win at the polls. He wrote, “Yes it is  (pain) actually. The pain of knowing that brothers and sisters are being turned against each other in a bid to win an election. Also the pain of seeing our democratic process rubbished before our very eyes.”

The Lagos state guber election was reportedly marred by voter intimidation and suppression as some of the Igbos were publicly stopped from casting their votes in the presence of security agencies.

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