Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Nurudeen Akinwunmi, on Saturday defeated his opponents to emerge winner of the Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency By-Election in Lagos.
The returning officer of the election, Prof. Clement Aghatise, made the declaration at the INEC office in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, minutes before midnight.
Declaring the winner, Aghatise said that Akinwunmi polled 7640 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Babatope Akinyele, candidate of Peoples Democratic Party who polled 1771 votes at the poll.
According to him, Social Democratic Party polled five votes, Action Alliance had 14 votes, African Democratic Congress had 158 votes while Alliance for Democracy had 101 votes.
Aghatise said that the total number of registered voters was 339, 864; total number of accredited voters was 10, 051; total number of valid votes was 9689; the total number of invalid votes was 195, while the total votes cast were 9884.
”I, Prof. Clement Edokpayi Aghatise, hereby certify that I was the Returning Officer for the Ifako/Ijaiye Federal Constituency By-Election held on Dec.3, 2016.
”That the election was contested, that Mr. Akinwunmi Nurudeen Olaitan of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and he is returned elected, ” he said.