Desmond Elliot wins Lagos State Assembly Polls

Desmond Elliot, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as been declared the winner of the Surulere1 state Constituency election in Lagos State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

It was declared on Sunday, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos by the State Constituency Returning Officer, Dr Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi from the University of Lagos.

She said that Elliot emerged winner with 15,357 votes, while Mr Benjamin Olasunkanmi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes.

She declared: ”That Desmond Olusola Elliot of APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared a winner and is returned elected. ”

Dixon-Ogbechi stated that the total number of registered voters in the constituency was 134939, accredited voters was 20340, valid votes – 19357 while the total number of rejected votes was 973.

“The total number of votes cast is 20330 while the results of six units at Igbaja/ Stadium with RA number 06 were cancelled. They were cancelled due to the issues of over voting.

” So, the total number of votes cancelled in the affected areas were
4091, “she said.


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