March 19, (THEWILL) – Nollywood actor, Desmond Olusola Elliot, has been declared winner of Saturday’s House of Assembly elections in Surulere 1 State Constituency, Lagos.
The INEC’s Returning Officer for Surulere Constituency 1, Dr John Fenuga, who declared the results on Sunday morning, said Elliot, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged winner with 17,837 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Bode Adebayo, the candidate of Labour Party (LP) who came second with 7,822 votes.
“Sulaimon Aderemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came third with 1,045 votes, 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.
“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.
Also, Songodara Mosunmola of APC was declared the winner of Surulere 2 State Constituency election.
The Returning Officer for Surulere Constituency 2, Dr Marian Quadri, said Mrs Mosunmola Sangodara emerged winner with 21,894 votes, while Sunday Famoritade of Labour Party came second with 20,892 votes, and Olabowale Johnson of the Peoples 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.
“Kamoli Mogagi of AA came fourth with 1,172 votes, Clement Lawanson of NNPP came fifth with 208 votes, Mobafolu Ogunbiyi of YPP came sixth with 611 votes, Olubola Adesanya of BP came seventh with 150, Quadri Aileru of ADC came eighth with 94 votes, Juliana Kanpe of ADP came ninth with 86 votes.
“Olaseni Esere of SDP came tenth with 59 votes, Elijah Oseni came eleventh with 32 votes, while Ahmed Olashile of PRP came twelfth with six votes,” Quadri said.