BREAKING: APC’s Laguda Wins Surulere bye-election, Replaces Gbajabiamila

BREAKING: APC’s Laguda Wins Surulere bye-election, Replaces Gbajabiamila

  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Fuad Laguda, has won the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election.
  • Laguda scored a total of 11, 203 votes to defeat his main challengers, Adeola Adebanjo of the Labour Party (LP) and Jerry Afemighie of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • The newly elected federal lawmaker will replace Femi Gbajabiamila, the Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu

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Surulere, Lagos state - Fuad Laguda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared as the winner of the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof Simeon Adebayo, said Laguda scored a total of 11, 203 votes, Channels Television reported.

APC’s Laguda wins Surulere bye-election
APC’s Laguda wins Surulere Federal Constituency 1 Bye-Election Photo credit: @Imranmuhdz
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Laguda has replaced Femi Gbajabiamila who was appointed Chief of Staff to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in mid-2023.

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Gbajabiamila had won his re-election into the House for the sixth consecutive term to represent the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency before he was appointed as [resident Tinubu's Chief of Staff.

The newly elected federal lawmaker was the former APC chairman in the Surulere local government area.

See full result:

  • ADC – 40
  • APC – 11, 203
  • APGA – 6
  • APM – 7
  • APP – 4
  • LP – 240
  • NNPP – 8
  • PDP – 278
  • SDP – 2
  • YPP – 9
  • ZLP – 4

APC's Shittu wins Oyo Assembly re-run election

Meanwhile. Legit.ng reported that the APC candidate, Shittu Ibrahim, has won the Saki West State Constituency rerun election for the Oyo House of Assembly. INEC declared Shittu the winner after defeating his closest rival, Julius Okedoyin, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The INEC Presiding Officer said that APC in the two Units scored 13, 982 while PDP scored 13, 755. The two parties recorded 299 and 333 in addition to their earlier results. With the declaration, the APC candidate has displaced Femi Julius of the PDP in the State constituency.

In November 2023, the Court of Appeal upheld the tribunal’s judgement and ordered a rerun in the two polling units. The appellate court also directed INEC to withdraw the certificate of return from Shittu.

Source: Legit.ng

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