Sole contestant Desmond Elliot wins APC Surelere Assembly ticket for 3rd term

Mr Desmond Elliot, representing Surulere Constituency I in  Lagos State House of Assembly, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket  for a third term.

The primary election took place on Friday at Akerele Primary Health Centre, Surulere, amid tight security provided by the police and other agencies.

The primary election  was also conducted under the watch of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission. (INEC).

Electoral officers for Surulere Constituency I arrived at 1. 55 p.m., while accreditation started at 2.11 p.m.

Thirty ad-hoc delegates drawn from nine wards in the constituency started voting at 2.45 p.m.

Votes were counted at 2:49 p.m.

Announcing the result at 3.00 p.m., the returning officer, Mr Demola Omotosho, declared  Elliot the winner.

He said that Elliot polled 30 votes as the sole contestant for the ticket.

The supervising officer from APC Headquarters,  Abuja, Amb. Paul Oyiborume, was on ground during the election.

In his acceptance speech, Elliot thanked God for his victory.

“I feel excited, and I am happy.

“The people should be expecting more dividends of democracy.

“This is just the party ticket, this is not the general election.

“A lot of work still needs to be done, and we are ready to embark on it,” he said.

Elliot had first contested and won the Surulere Constituency  1 seat in the April 11, 2015, general elections.

His nomination by APC for a second term came unopposed as well as the third.

Party members, family and friends besieged the venue of the primaries to congratulate the APC candidate.

APC is holding House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries across the 40 Lagos State constituencies and 24 federal constituencies in the state.

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