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APC wins Alimosho house of reps as INEC declares Somolu inconclusive


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Olufemi Adebanjo of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Saturday’s House of Representatives election in Alimosho federal constituency.

Adekunle said: “I hereby declare Olufemi Adebanjo of APC, having satisfied the requirements of law and scored the highest number of votes, as the winner and he is returned elected.”

Meanwhile, the INEC Returning Officer for the Somolu Federal Constituency, House of Representatives election, Prof. Ola Aluko, on Monday, said that there was no clear winner yet in the election.

Announcing the results on Monday at the Somolu INEC Collation Centre in Lagos, Aluko of the Urban and Regional Planning Department, University of Lagos (UNILAG), said that the total number of votes cancelled stood at 8,213.

The returning officer said that the APC scored 27,793 and PDP 24,656.

“From what we have, the margin between the two candidates of the leading parties is just 3,137 whereas the number of total votes cancelled is 8, 213.

“This definitely means there can’t be a winner for now,” he said.

He identified reasons for the cancellation in the affected polling units to include un-returned results for collation, over-voting, card-reader failure, non-use of card readers and manual votes.

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Aluko also said the total votes cast in the zone was 56,383 out of which the total valid votes recorded was 53,055 and a total number of those rejected stands at 3,328.

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