Declaration of results for the chairmanship and councilorship elections of the Local Council polls in Lagos State has commenced, with the All Progressives Congress (APC) leading in Somolu and Bariga, and clinching the chairmanship seats in Agege and Epe.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that at Ward D Unit 023, Anifowose Street in Somolu, total number of registered voters was 120.
For chairmanship, APC recorded 52 votes, PDP (4), YPP (1) and Accord (1).
Also for councillorship at same ward, APC recorded 46 votes, PDP (7) YPP (3) and Accord (1), while eight cards were counted as void.
Segun Adebowale, the Presiding Officer at Ward E, Unit 003, Anuoluwapo Street, said the total number of registered voters was 69, but one was void.
According to him, APC had the highest votes for Chairmanship, having recorded 54 followed by Accord (8), PDP (5) YPP (2).
Also for councillorship, APC recorded 57 votes, Accord (5), PDP (4) and YPP recorded (3).
A party agent for APC, Mr. Olakunle Ogundele, in an interview with NAN, however, attributed the low turnout of voters to the economic downturn in the country.
According to him, the erection of new houses in Somolu had made some residents to move to remote areas as house rents continue to increase.
Ogundele said that the mass relocation to other areas led to low results in the number of voters that participated in local government council election.
Another APC party agent who spoke under anonymity at Ward A, Unit 036, Buowo/Owotutu, Ladi-laki Bariga, said the election was free and fair and was happy with the outcome of the result at the ward.
“I am happy with the results in my ward. You can see that there has been no argument about the election here.
“Our people comported themselves and the election was free and fair as it went so smoothly,” the party agent said.
Elsewhere, Surah Animashaun of All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the chairmanship election in Epe Local Government.
Surah is the daughter of Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun of Epeland.
According to Mr Shamsideen Ladega, the returning officer of Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
the winner scored 11,232 votes to floor the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) candidate who scored 896 votes.
“Having complied with the requirement of the law and scored the majority votes, Surah Animashaun is hereby declared elected and returned as Chairman of Epe Local Government,” he announced.
And in Agege, the incumbent Chairman of the local government, Ganiyu Egunjobi, has been reelected with 6,226 votes.
Egunjobi, the APC candidate, defeated Mr. Olusola Osolana of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 4,114 votes.
The LAISEC Returning Officer, Mr. Salami Ojo, said that Egunjobi, having complied with the requirements of the election, had been and thus returned.
“Egunjobi of APC in the Chairmanship election of Agege local government, having complied with the requirements of law and scored the majority number of votes, is hereby elected and returned,” he declared.
Other candidates who participated in the elections included Oyekan Olutobi of ADP, 47 votes, Esther Kosenimola, AA, 64 votes, YPP scored 23 votes.
Egunjobi, in his remarks, thanked the residents for the peaceful election and the opportunity given him to serve a second term.