APC Wins 38 Lagos Assembly Seats, Labour Party Obtains 2
- The ruling All Progressives Congress in Lagos has maintained its stronghold in the state’s House of Assembly
- The APC will maintain its majority status in the House of Assembly, with 38 of its lawmakers elected
- Among those returning to the House is the incumbent Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa and Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot
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Ikeja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 38 out of the 40 seats in the Lagos House of Assembly polls in the state.
Mrs Adenike Tadese, INEC’s Head of Department Voter Education and Publicity, said this in a statement on Tuesday, March 21, in Lagos.
It said that the Labour Party clinched the last two seats of the 40-member Lagos Assembly.
Labour Party’s Foluke Osafile and Tunde Fashina clinched Amuwo-Odofin Constituency I and II seats as their party made inroads into the Lagos House of Assembly.
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Among the ruling party lawmakers returning to the state House of Assembly are the incumbent Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.
Also returning to the House is Nollywood actor-turned-politician Desmond Olusola Elliot.
EU Mission says violence, vote-buying marred governorship elections across Nigeria
Meanwhile, the European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria 2023 has knocked INEC for failing to meet Nigeria’s electoral process expectations.
In his preliminary statement on the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections, the Chief Observer of the EU Election Observation Mission, Barry Andrews, said Nigerians hungered for democracy and were ready to be involved in the electioneering process.
However, he noted the appetite was lost due to failures by the political elite and INEC.
NHRC to invite Gov Yahaya Bello, MC Oluomo over pre-election conduct
On its part, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said it would invite Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and the chairman of Lagos State Parks Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, a.k.a. MC Oluomo.
The NHRC stated that the duo would be invited for questioning following their behaviours and alleged inciting comments during the 2023 general election.
While Governor Bello destroyed a road leading to his political opponents’ village, MC Oluomo threatened non-indigenes in Lagos.