Lagos State Alliance for Democracy, AD, governorship candidate in the just-concluded elections, Chief Owolabi Salis has rejected the results, alleging that All Progressives Congress, APC, colluded with workers of the Independent national Electoral Commission, INEC, manipulate votes.
At a briefing in Lagos yesterday, Salis said: “I am not accepting the result of this election because it is a fraud on the people of Lagos State. Many of the votes the APC candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, got were generated by fraud. You cannot force a candidate on a people and expect a better Lagos. People were intimidated against coming out to cast their votes. There was multiple voting in favour of APC and and they did everything to discredit my candidacy. For example, where 17 relatives voted for me, INEC recorded four votes. APC did all these in collusion with the Police and INEC workers.”
On the next step he would take, Salis said he was putting a team of trusted lawyers together and would head to the tribunal, vowing to pursue the case to a logical conclusion, “because this is not an election.”
He added that every race in the world has a symbolic city and that Lagos State is the standard of the black race, and “therefore cannot be left to the slavery an individual has subjected the people to,” nothing that “until the people’s choice is voted in as governor, Lagosians will continue in the slavery which has impoverished them.”