APC’s candidate, Akinwunmi wins Lagos by-election

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Mr Nurudeen Akinwunmi, has emerged winner of the Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency by-eection conducted on Saturday.
The returning officer of the election, Prof. Clement Aghatise, made the declaration minutes before midnight on Saturday saying he polled 7640 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Babatope Akinyele, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 1771.
According to him, Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled five votes, Action Alliance (AA) had 14 votes, African Democratic Congress (ADC) had 158 votes while Alliance for Democracy (AD) had 101 votes.
Aghatise said that the total number of registered voters was 339, 864; total number of accredited voters was 10, 051; total number of valid votes was 9689; the total number of invalid votes was 195, while the total votes cast were 9884.
“I, Prof. Clement Edokpayi Aghatise, hereby certify that I was the Returning Officer for the Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency By-Election held on Dec.3, 2016.
“That the election was contested, that Mr Akinwunmi Nurudeen Olaitan of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected, ” he said.
The by-election was occasioned by the death of Mr Elijah Adewale, who represented the constituency at the Federal House of Representatives.
Adewale died in Abuja on July 20.

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