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Presidential Elections: How We Confirmed That Obi Won Lagos By A Wider Margin - Akin Osuntokun

As Nigerians continue to debate the outcome of the just concluded presidential election conducted by the Professor Mahmud Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Labour Party chieftain, Akin Osuntokun has come out to explain how his party confirmed that the result data they collected which showed that Peter Obi won Lagos by a much wider margin was correct.

Speaking during an interview on CHANNELS TV's 'Politics Today' with Seun Akinbaloye on Wednesday night, Osuntokun, who is the Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, revealed that even though the party had figures and data sent in from polling unit agents scattered across Lagos, several pictures of result sheets uploaded on social media by Lagosians also confirmed that Obi won in the state with a much wider margin than what was announced by INEC.

He said; "The fact is that the margin between the Labour Party candidate's result to the others was so vast. So, this is where people are missing the point. It's not just that we won. In Lagos for instance, our margin of victory was wider than what was recorded. But people fiddled with the figures, using 'tipex' and saying "the three of you won 12 states each and it's good for the country". Let's look at the results that came out that Saturday afternoon.

The thing about the internet and social media is the fact that it exposes a lot of things that people try to hide. As the results were coming out, though they were coming from different angles, they were all showing the exact same figures that we have. And this is where you will believe in the authenticity of what you have. If one person from Agege, another from Iwaya, and a third person from Okokomaiko all say that these are results from their polling units and everything correlates, does it then mean that Nigerians planned to push the same figures on the internet even before the election happened? No, it is not possible. So, this is how we were able to confirm that the figures we have on the margin of Obi's victory in Lagos were wider than what was announced by INEC."


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