19th March, 2023
By Raji Rasak
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Mr Solomon Bonu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency 1 seat in Badagry.
Bonu was the former Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture.
Prof. Oluwatoyin Ayoola, the Returning Officer for Badagry Constituency 1, declared the results at about 8.50 a.m. at INEC Collation Centre in Ibereko, Badagry.
He said that Bonu secured 18, 776 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr Gbenga Fayemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 3,233 votes.
The returning officer said that other parties that contested in the election scored as follows: LP, 718 votes, ADC, 34 votes; ADP, 97 votes; APM, 24 votes and NNPP 12 votes.
“Solomon Bonu Sannu of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Ayoola said.
Reacting to his victory, Bonu thanked the people of Badagry for coming out en masse to vote for him.
He promised to give his people quality representation and facilitate more projects to Badagry from the state and federal governments.
The electoral body also declared Mr Setonji David of All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency 2 in Badagry.
Dr Bodude Adebayo, the Returning Officer for the Badagry Constituency 2, announced the result at about 8:30 a.m at the INEC Collation Centre in Ibereko, Badagry.
He said that David secured 21,580 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr Gbadamosi Kolawole of Labour Party (LP) who scored 3,730, while Mr Ashade Waheed of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) got 3,648 votes.
The returning officer said other parties that contested in the election are ADC – 91 votes, ADP – 89 votes and ZLP – 44 votes.
Adebayo said that the total number of registered voters was 131,850 while only 29,966 voters were accredited for the election.
He said that the total valid votes were 29,435, rejected voters were 531, while the total votes cast were 29,966.
Adebayo said: “I, Dr Bodude Adebayo, hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the Badagry House of Assembly Constituency 2 election, held on the 18th day of March 2023, that the election was contested.”
“Setonji David of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, has scored the highest number of votes; he is hereby declared the winner and returned elected on 19th March 2023,” Adebayo said.
David is the immediate past Chairman, Committee on Information, Strategy and Security in the Lagos State House of Assembly.
He will be representing the Constituency for the third time. (NAN)