March 19, (THEWILL) – Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has won Saturday’s House of Assembly election held in Agege Constituency 1.
According to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday morning, Obasa polled 17,214 votes to win the constituency by a landslide.
Labour Party’s Raheem Rasaki Alabi polled 3,933 votes to emerge second, while the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate came third with 1,609 votes.
Kafayat Morenikeji of ADC came fourth with 62 votes, while Olubunmi Michael of SDP scored 55 votes to come 5th, just as Odusami Oladipupo of ADP got 51 votes to place 6th.
Others are Olusanya Oluwasesan of NNPP, who scored 35 votes, while Rojaye Abdulsheriff Babajide of Party A got 29 votes to come last.
“That Obasa Mudashiru of APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” the INEC’s Returning Officer, declared.
With his victory, Hon. Obasa is elected as a lawmaker representing Agege Constituency 1 for the sixth time.
In a related development, Samuel Apata of the APC has been declared the winner of the Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency 2 seat in Somolu.
Prof. Issac Olasunkanmi Olusola, the Returning Officer for the Somolu Constituency 2, who declared the results at the INEC Collation Centre in Somolu, said Apata secured 21,220 votes to beat his closest opponent, Olusegun Fatai of the Labour Party (LP), who got 9,664 votes.
“I, Prof. Issac Olasunkanmi Olusola, hereby certify that I am the Returning Officer for the Somolu House of Assembly Constituency 2 election held on the 18th day of March 2023, that the election was contested.
“Samuel Apata of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, has scored the highest number of votes; he is hereby declared the winner and returned elected on 19th March 2023,” Olusola said, adding that 10 political parties contested the Somolu House of Assembly Constituency 2 seat.