Dr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has beaten Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Lagos State and declared winner of the presidential polls in the State.
Obi defeated Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, with votes from all the 20 LGAs in the state.
The LP victory followed reported violence and ballot snatching in parts of Lagos State, which has been allegedly blamed on supporters of Tinubu and the ruling APC in the state.
Tinubu has held the state by its jugular, since 1999 when he was elected as governor.
At various times, he has been accused of running Lagos as his private enterprise and solely responsible for the choice of who becomes governor and heads of government apparatus.
The final tally shows that Tinubu polled 572,606 behind Obi who had 582,354. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 75,750 votes, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Adewole Adebayo of Social Democratic Party (SDP) had 8,442 and 772 respectively.
The result announced shows that Lagos has 6,942,885 registered voters; accredited voters 1,347,152, valid votes 1,271,451; rejected votes: 64,278 and total votes cast 1,335,729.