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Lagos governor re-elected in victory for Nigeria ruling party

Lagos governor re-elected in victory for Nigeria ruling party

MACDONALD DZIRUTWE THE governor of Lagos easily won re-election in low turn-out local voting, figures showed, a victory for Nigeria's ruling party just weeks after the commercial capital backed the opposition in a disputed presidential election. With votes tallied in districts representing 95% of voters, incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the ruling All Progressive Congress had more than 736,000 votes, compared to just 292,000 for his closest rival, the Labour Party's Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The turnout was just a small fraction of the 7 million registered voters in Africa's largest megacity, which has a population…
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