According to the results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abiru polled a total of 89,204 votes while Babatunde Gbadamosi, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival secured 11,257 votes.
The PDP in reaction to the result, described the Election State as a charade, accusing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of allocating votes to the APC.
The APC in response to the allegation wrote:
The reaction of the Lagos State chairman of PDP to the humiliating defeat of his party to the recently held Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 2 Lagos State House of Assembly elections can best be described as comic relief from the recent pressure and challenges.
It was a referendum on the spineless and ineffectual opposition that the PDP has been providing in Lagos State for over two decades.
The age-long disharmony and lack of coordination in the PDP effectively laid the foundation for the permanent trouncing of the opposition party in Lagos state.
The impressive performance of the ruling party, APC, in the determined implementation of its progressive policies have made PDP a taboo in Lagos state.
It’s a big surprise that the state chairman could complain about the results of the elections that he was too busy to campaign for his candidates.
While they were busy conducting fake personal opinion polls, the ruling APC was reaching out to the voters with life-changing programs, manifestos and policies that are relevant to the challenges of the day.
However, we emphatize with Engr Doherty who must still be dazed by the total annihilation.
The bye-election will go down in history as one of the best in terms of conduct by INEC, the professionalism of the security agents and the fact that the results truly reflected the popular will.
Lagos State APC Spokesman.