Bola Tinubu speaks after losing Lagos state to Peter Obi




The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has reacted to losing Lagos state to Peter Obi of the Labour Party in the presidential election held on Saturday, February 25.


Obi polled 582,454 votes to defeat Tinubu, who had 572,606 votes.


In a statement released by the director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu said he is bound to accept the outcome of the just-concluded election as a Democrat. According to him, Peter Obi’s victory in the state shows the beauty of democracy.

He warned his followers to be calm and maintain peace, saying Obi’s victory in Lagos should not be a source of provocation.

Tinubu condemned the alleged attacks on some traders of Igbo origin in the state following Obi’s victory in the state.


The statement reads;

“As s a democrat he is bound to accept the outcome of any election whether favourable or not,”

The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos State to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some. We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum.”

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