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HomePoliticsHow APC’s Abiru Emerged Winner Of Lagos East Senatorial Election

How APC’s Abiru Emerged Winner Of Lagos East Senatorial Election

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By Babajide Okeowo

Gbadamosi Kicks

In a landslide victory, Tokunbo Abiru, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has emerged winner in the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election which was held yesterday.

Abiru polled a total of 89,204 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Babatunde Gbadamosi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 11,257 votes, leaving a margin of 77,947 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer for the bye-election, Prof. Ademola Oremosu of the University of Lagos, declared the result at the Somolu collation center on Sunday.

He said out of the total registered voters of 1,261,673 in the district, the total accredited voters were 104, 894, the total vote cast was 104, 405, the total valid votes was 102, 336, while the rejected votes were 2,069.

Abiru defeated his opponent by a wide margin in all the five local government areas of Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe, Shomolu, and Ikorodu in Lagos East senatorial district.

Candidates from 12 political parties contested in the Lagos East Senatorial bye-elections while eight candidates contested the Kosofe Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly by-elections.

Meanwhile, Gbadamosi, the candidate of the PDP in the Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election has kicked against the results said, “the election was manipulated and I was clearly rigged out.”

Recall that the senatorial seat became vacant following the death of the former occupant, Bayo Oshinowo, earlier this year.

See the breakdown of the results below;

Shomolu

APC: 17,728

PDP: 2,067

Epe

APC: 22,213

PDP: 1,826

Ibeju Lekki

APC: 16,336

PDP: 937

Ikorodu

APC: 19,204

PDP: 3,766

Kosofe

APC: 13,723

PDP: 2,661

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