Elections

Labour Party’s Attah Thadeus defeats Banky W, Obanikoro’s son.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the Eti-Osa  Federal  Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

Prof Funmilayo Odukoya, who is the INEC Returning Officer, made the declaration on Sunday at the Collation Centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki 1.

Attah won with 24,075 votes, beating his counterparts, Mr Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), who had 18,666 votes, and Mr Babjide Obanikoro of the APC, who had 16, 901 votes.

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“That Thaddeus Attah of LP, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared winner and is returned elected; signed by me. Thank you so much, “ Odukoya said

She said that other candidates received the following votes: Mr Oladehin Olufemi, African Democratic Congress, 1,422 votes; Mr Azeez Kabirat of New Nigeria Peoples Party, 414 votes, and Mr Olasunkanmi Ololade, Social Democratic Party, 207 votes.

Earlier, there was pandemonium between the party agents and INEC officers over the authenticity of the result, even before it was declared by the presiding officer.

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The agents including APC and PDP refused to accept the announcement of results unless their complaints were addressed.

Speaking to the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN), the PDP agent, Mr Aderemi Adeshina, claimed that some voters were disenfranchised in some polling units in the LGA.

Adeshina, also claimed that results recorded in some units after the elections were not transmitted through the BVAS machine.

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“We will not accept the result until another election takes place in all the wards where we were disenfranchised, “ he said.

NAN reports that security agents including the police and army were on the ground to ensure and maintain safety and peace. 

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