APC wins two Lagos assembly seats in Epe

A National Youth Service Corps member reads polling information on a poster at one of the polling units in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr. Abiodun Tobun and Mr. Oluwadahunsi Ogunkelu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the house of assembly elections in the two-state constituencies in Epe area of Lagos State.

The Returning Officer for Epe Constituency I, Dr. Aaron Adeoye from the University of Lagos, made the declaration at about 3.30 a.m. on Sunday at INEC Office Collation Centre in Epe.

He said that Tobun emerged winner with 19,028 votes to defeat Mrs. Elizabeth Oluwatoyin, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 2,540 votes.

Adeoye said that the total number of registered voters in Epe Constituency I was 22,568 while the total number of votes cast was 20,547.

He declared: “That Abiodun Tobun having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is hereby returned elected.

His counterpart in Epe Constituency 11, Dr. Adelaja Odukoya, declared Ogunkelu as the winner with 16,227 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mrs. Dolapo Ibrahim-Sadiq, who scored 3,765 votes.

He stated that the total number of registered voters was 23,479, while the accredited voters were 20,878 and announced that the total valid votes were 20,074.

Odukoya declared Mr. Oluwadahunsi Ogunkelu as the winner of Epe Constituency II, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes.

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