The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said Nollywood star Desmond Elliot, candidate for the Progressive General Congress (PCA), won the constituency election of Surulere1 in the state of Lagos.
The state electoral district returning officer, dr. Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi, from the University of Lagos, made this statement Sunday at the local government ranking center of Surulere in Lagos.
She said Elliot was the winner with 15,357 votes, while Benjamin Olasunkanmi, Democratic People’s Party (PDP) candidate, came in second with 3,628 votes.
She said: “That Desmond Olusola Elliot of APC met the requirements of the law and got the most votes.”
According to Mr. Shitta-Bey Oluwarotimi of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), 116 votes were awarded, Mr. Dawodu Oluwaseyi of the Party of Agreement was ranked fourth with 65 votes, while that Mr Makanjuola Olaseni is ranked fifth with 59 votes.
Dixon-Ogbechi said that the total number of registered voters in the constituency rose to 134,939, the number of accredited voters rising to 20340, the number of votes cast being from 19,357 and the total number of rejected votes of 973.
“The total number of votes cast is 20,330, while the results of six Igbaja / Stadium units numbered 06 were canceled and were canceled due to excessive voting problems.
“Thus, the total number of canceled votes in the affected areas has been
4.091 “, she said