The defeat of Labour Party governorship candidates in person of Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, at a voting location in Lagos state prompted Boyo Onanuga, a Nigerian journalist and former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
Onanuga highlighted in his tweet that, Lagos is not a "no man's land", but rather a state with indigenous owners in his statement. He hopes that this fact has now become evident to the candidates and their supporters, especially in light of the state citizens unequivocal declaration during the election.
Given Lagos diverse demographic and migration history, Onanuga remarks are representative of the ongoing discussions around land ownership, and indigeneship in Lagos. When many political parties and candidates try to appeal to diverse groups of voters based on their identities and interests, the election results could further add to these discussions and debates.
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