Babatunde Gbadamosi, the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADC), has said he will not contest the outcome of the recently held Lagos State governorship election won by Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gbadamosi said this while speaking to journalists on Tuesday in Lagos.
According to the former governorship candidate, he would not bother to use his resources to petition against the result as he has confidence in the electoral system.
He said he would instead wait to contest the next governorship election in 2023.
Gbadamosi said: “My decision is to wait and contest the next election and hopefully, the votes will count then.
“I agree that the election in the state was an absolute fraud and a sham with many instances of open multiple voting recorded in places like Ikorodu, Lagos Island. However, I do not have any more resources to waste on a process in which I have no confidence.
“We keep learning and I believe that the will of the people will surely prevail in future elections in the state.“
He alleged that electoral fraud was carried out by known persons moving from one polling unit to another, openly bearing firearms of all kinds.
Gbadamosi, however, advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put its house in order to forestall most of the anomalies witnessed in the 2019 general elections in the future elections.
He also said there was an urgent need to prosecute all those involved in electoral malpractices in 2019 general elections to serve as a deterrent to others.