The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has said he is ready to accept the outcome of the governorship election held in the state. He stated this yesterday [April 11] while responding to questions from newsmen, shortly after casting his vote at his polling unit in Epe, saying that he would respect the will of the people.
“There is always a winner and a loser, what is important is to deepen democracy, what is important is to let our people speak and then have their choice. Once we are able to do that we are on the way forward in the country, respect each other and then we respect our choices and we respect what the people say,” he said.
Ambode who commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for improving on the electoral process also said: “so far so good, accreditation started in my polling unit by 8 am which is totally different from what happened two weeks ago. Within two minutes, I actually finished accreditation, the card reader machine worked. Security agencies have been dutiful and everything gone smoothly, so far.”
In Epe Local Government Area where he cast his vote, the process was smooth in most polling booths visited by our correspondents as accreditation was done between 8 am to 9 am while voting commenced between 1: 30 and 2 pm.
According to him, there were reports of more voters turn out than the March 28 elections. He said: “at least, in my polling unit, we have more turn out than the last time and security has been impressive, there is no violence so far.”