By Thony Okafor
Nollywood actor, Desmond Elliot, has been declared winner of the Surulere 1 state Constituency election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Lagos State.
Bolajoko Dixon-Ogbechi, the returning officer, from the University of Lagos, made the declaration at the Surulere Local Government Collation Centre in Lagos.
She stated that Mr Elliot emerged winner with 15,357 votes, while Benjamin Olasunkanmi, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 3,628 votes.
According to her, “Desmond Olusola Elliot of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected. ”
Shitta-Bey Oluwarotimi of Alliance for Democracy (AD) came third with 116 votes; Mr Dawodu Oluwaseyi of Accord Party came fourth with 65 votes while Mr Makanjuola Olaseni of YP came fifth with 59 votes.