INEC declares APC winner in Lagos east senatorial district

INEC declares APC winner in Lagos east senatorial district

- The APC has been declared as the winner for all the contested positions in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos east senatorial district

- Aaron Akinloye, INEC returning officer in Epe, declared Wale Raji of APC, who represents the constituency in the House of Representatives, was returned as winner

- According to Akinloye, APC candidate polled 18,327 votes to beat his closest PDP rival who got 13,318 votes

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner for all the contested positions in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos east senatorial district.

Aaron Akinloye, INEC returning officer for the House of Representatives poll for Epe federal constituency, Lagos state, declared the result on Sunday, February 24, at INEC’s collation centre in Epe.

According to him, Wale Raji of APC, who represents the constituency in the House of Representatives, was returned as winner. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that with the result Raji has won his second term bid.

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According to Akinloye, the APC candidate polled 18,327 votes to beat his closest PDP rival who got 13,318 votes. Others were APP 61 votes, ADC 42 votes and AD 49 out of the 32,415 total votes cast.

In the same vein, Adelaja Odukoya, the INEC collation officer, who announced the result for the Senatorial polls declared that APC candidate won with 18,713 votes against PDP’s flag bearer who got 13,075 votes, and ADP 102 votes.

Bayo Osinowo is the senatorial candidate of APC, while Abiodun Oyefusi is the candidate of the PDP in Lagos east.

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Similarly, results for the Presidential candidates showed that the APC defeated PDP by polling 17,710 votes against 13,305.

Osinowo also announced that AAC scored 54 votes while ADC got 38 votes out of the 33,905 total votes cast in the election.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that INEC on Sunday afternoon, February 24, declared that the presidential and National Assembly elections are still ongoing in some areas of the country.

The commission disclosed that detail reports of such areas will be communicated at a briefing coming up at national collation center, Abuja.

In a statement through its official Twitter handle, the electoral body, however, urged the members of the public to disregard some election results circulating on the various social media platforms.

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