Nigeria 2023: Tinubu’s defeat in Lagos sparks ethnic tension 

By Eniola Akinkuotu

Posted on Monday, 27 February 2023 16:56
Police take a security during the presidential election collection at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria on February 27, 2023. (Photo by Emmanuel Osodi / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)

The unexpected defeat of All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has sparked ethnic tension in Lagos State where Tinubu holds sway as political godfather. 

Tinubu lost narrowly to the candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, who got massive votes from disenchanted urban youths, evangelicals and his Igbo kinsmen.