APC Olufemi Adebanjo Defeats Azeez Akinsanya Of PDP

APC Olufemi Adebanjo Defeats Azeez Akinsanya Of PDP

Mr Olufemi Adebanjo has been declared as the winner of the Saturday’s House of Representatives election in Alimosho federal constituency.

The returning officer, Prof A.A Adekunle revealed that Adebanjo scored 55,136 to defeat Abdul Azeez Akinsanya of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 37,539.

Adekunle said: “I hereby declare Olufemi Adebanjo of APC, having satisfied the requirements of law and scored the highest number of votes, as the winner and he is returned elected.”

The Returning Officer for the Somolu Federal Constituency, Prof. Ola Aluko, on Monday, stated that there was no winner yet.

Announcing the results on Monday at the Somolu INEC Collation Centre in Lagos, Aluko of the Urban and Regional Planning Department, University of Lagos (UNILAG), said that the total number of votes cancelled stood at 8,213.

He said that this was higher than 3,137, the difference recorded between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the leading parties in the election.

The returning officer said that the APC scored 27,793 and PDP 24,656.

“From what we have, the margin between the two candidates of the leading parties is just 3,137 whereas the number of total votes cancelled is 8, 213.

“This definitely means there can’t be a winner for now,” he said.

He identified reasons for the cancellation in the affected polling units to include un-returned results for collation, over-voting, card-reader failure, non-use of card readers and manual votes.

Aluko also said the total votes cast in the zone was 56,383 out of which the total valid votes recorded was 53,055 and a total number of those rejected stands at 3,328.