19th March, 2023
By Yusuf Yunus and Augusta Uchedinor
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Abiodun Orekoya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Lagos State House of Assembly Constituency 1 seat in Somolu.
Dr Waziri Adisa, the Returning Officer for Somolu Constituency 1, announced at about 4.50 a.m. on Sunday at INEC Collation Centre in Somolu.
He said that Orekoya secured 14,256 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr Adelana Adesegun-Adewale of the Labour Party, who got 4, 865 votes.
According to him, nine political parties contested for the Somolu House of Assembly Constituency 1 seat.
The Returning Officer added that Shittu Adedola-Olukorede of PDP scored 1,078, Awofodu Oluwabor-Oluwaseye of AA, 62 votes, Ayodele Gbenga-Johnson of AAC, 4 votes, and Olaleye Ezekiel-Oyefemi of ADC, 70 votes.
Others are Adeniyi Kolade of ADP, 37 votes, Ezitonye Peace Uzoma of BP, 21 votes, Gabriel Temitope-Dosunmu of NNPP scored 24 votes, and Awodeji Abdul of SDP had 1 vote.
“Abiodun Orekoya of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Adisa said.