Desmond Elliot, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election in Lagos State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), revealed that Elliot emerged winner with 15,357 votes, while Benjamin Olasunkanmi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes.
The declaration was made by the Returning Officer, Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi, from the University of Lagos, on Sunday, at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos.
According to her, “That Desmond 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”.
She further highlighted that Shitta-Bey Oluwarotimi of Alliance for Democracy (AD) came third with 116 votes; Mr Dawodu Oluwaseyi of Accord Party came fourth with 65 votes while Mr Makanjuola Olaseni of YP came fifth with 59 votes.
She added, that the total number of registered voters in the constituency was 134,939, accredited voters were 20,340, valid votes – 19,357 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 due to over voting. So, the total number of votes cancelled in the affected areas were 4091”.