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Benue State-born Achief Thaddeus Atta, Under Labour Party, Defeats 2 Indigenous Lagosians To Win Eti-Osa Lagos House Of Reps Election

Benue State-born Achief Thaddeus Attah of Labour Party has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission as the winner of the Eti-Osa Federal  Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

Professor Funmilayo Odukoya, the INEC Returning Officer, on Sunday at the Collation Centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki 1, said Atta won with 24,075 votes, beating his counterparts, Mr Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) of the Peoples Democratic Party, who had 18,666 votes, and Mr Babajide Obanikoro of the APC, who had 16, 901 votes.

Both Banky W and Obanikoro are indigenous Lagosians.

She said that other candidates received the following votes: Mr Oladehin Olufemi, African Democratic Congress, 1,422 votes; Mr Azeez Kabirat of New Nigeria Peoples Party, 414 votes, and Mr Olasunkanmi Ololade, Social Democratic Party, 207 votes.

Earlier, there was pandemonium between the party agents and INEC officers over the authenticity of the result, even before it was declared by the presiding officer.

The agents including APC and PDP refused to accept the announcement of results unless their complaints were addressed.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, the PDP agent, Mr Aderemi Adeshina, claimed that some voters were disenfranchised in some polling units in the LGA.

Adeshina also claimed that results recorded in some units after the elections were not transmitted through the BVAS machine.

“We will not accept the result until another election takes place in all the wards where we were disenfranchised, “ he said.

NAN reports that security agents including the police and army were on the ground to ensure and maintain safety and peace.

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