Akinwunmi Ambode, a former Accountant General of Lagos State, who has just been declared winner of the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, said he won the primary overwhelmingly because of his mass appeal.
Ambode who was declared winner with 3735 votes won by a landslide as the current Commissioner for Works, Obafemi Hamzat, who came second, polled 1,201.
Ambode, while speaking with journalists after he was announced as the winner said he was the only aspirant that visited all the 20 local government areas of the state.
“I won because I visited all the 20 local governments to consult with the people at the grassroots and this is the result that you are seeing,” Ambode said.
Ambode in his victory speech to his supporters at the Onikan stadium congratulated all other aspirants and urged them to set aside their personal ambitions for the progress of the party and the state.
Peter Obadan, the chairman of the party’s primary election committee, said all aggrieved aspirants could appeal the results.