Nollywood actor and the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Desmond Elliot has won the Surulere constituency 1 assembly seat in Lagos. The governorship and assembly election was conducted nationwide on Saturday (yesterday) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Elliot emerged winner with 17,837 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Bode Adebayo, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) who came second with 7,822 votes.
The results were announced by the Returning Officer for Surulere Constituency 1, Dr John Fenuga of the University of Lagos on Sunday morning.
“Olusola Elliot of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Fenuga said.
According to him, Sulaimon Aderemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came third with 1,045 votes, and Esebamen Aigbokhaode of ADC came forth with 81 votes.
“Omotosho Oluseyifunmi of ADP came fifth with 57 votes, Olalekan Oshodi of SDP came sixth with 56 votes, Sulaimon Aderemi of AA came seventh with 28 votes, Peace Onwuboro of NNPP came eighth with 19 votes, Folami Akinpelumi of BP came ninth with 16 votes.
“Also Malik Opeyemi of APP came tenth with three votes, Nnadi Nnaemeka of NRM came eleventh with two votes,” Fenuga said.
Also, Songodara Mosunmola of APC was declared winners of Surulere 2 State Constituency election of Lagos
The Returning Officer for Surulere Constituency 2, Dr Marian Quadri from the University of Lagos, also declared the result on Sunday at 8:15 a.m, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos.
She said, " Mrs Mosunmola Sangodara emerged winner with 21,894 votes, Sunday Famoritade of Labour Party came second with 20,892 votes, Olabowale Johnson of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came third with 2,034 votes".
According to her, Sangodara of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.