APC candidate Orekoya wins Somolu house of assembly seat in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Abiodun Orekoya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency 1 seat in Somolu.

The Governorship and House of Assembly elections were held nationwide in Nigeria on Saturday.

Waziri Adisa, Returning Officer for Somolu Constituency 1, declared the results at about 4:50 a.m. at INEC collation centre in Somolu.

He said that Mr Orekoya secured 14,256 votes to beat his closest opponent, Adelana Adesegun-Adewale of the Labour Party, who got 4,865 votes.

According to him, nine political parties contested for the Somolu House of Assembly Constituency 1 seat.

The Returning Officer added that Shittu Adedola-Olukorede of PDP scored 1,078, Awofodu Oluwabor-Oluwaseye of AA, 62 votes, Ayodele Gbenga-Johnson of AAC, 4 votes, and Olaleye Ezekiel-Oyefemi of ADC, 70 votes.

Others are Adeniyi Kolade of ADP, 37 votes, Ezitonye Peace Uzoma of BP, 21 votes, Gabriel Temitope-Dosunmu of NNPP, 24 votes, and Awodeji Abdul of SDP with 1 vote.

“Abiodun Orekoya of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Mr Adisa said.


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