Also, LASIEC has declared Dele Oshinowo of the APC winner of the election in Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs)
Mrs Omoniyi Odufuwa, the LASIEC Local Government Collation and Returning Officer for the election, declared the result at the collation centre situated at Agboyi-Ketu LCDA Secretariat at 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Declaring the winner, Odufuwa said: “I, Odufuwa Omoniyi Adebukola, hereby declare Oladele Oshinowo of APC, the winner of the chairmanship election of Agboyi-Ketu LCDA having complied with the requirements of the law and scored the majority number of votes.
“The aforementioned is hereby elected and returned.”
According to her, the APC candidate, Oshinowo, polled 26,771 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr Oluwole Dahunsi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got votes, 2,749 votes.
She said that Mr Wasiu Ogunwale of Labour Party (LP) scored 79 votes.
The winner and incumbent council chairman, Oshinowo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after he was declared winner that he would further put the welfare of the people on the front burner in his second term.
“I want to thank my party leaders and the entire people of Agboyi-Ketu for reposing confidence in me. I promise not to abandon them.
“All I am assuring them is that I am ready to do more and surpass my performance in the first term of our administration. We have served in all honesty and with all sincerity,” he said.
Reacting, Mr Ojo Yekini, the PDP party agent at the Collation Centre, who described politics as a game, said that his party tried its effort and but lost.
Also, Aare Alaba Saliu, the APC party agent at the Collation Centre, described the party’s victory as a reward for hard work of a committed and loyal chairman.
Saliu said that the APC’s candidate had improved the local government from where he met the council four years ago.
“We all believe in him because of all he has done. No one contested the party ticket with him during the primary when he was seeking re-election.”
Also, the APC chairman in the council, Alhaji Sunday Odekomaya, said: “I am glad because politics is a game of luck. Thank God He gave us the crown peacefully without any crisis.
“The people still have trust in us. It is a thing of joy. Our candidate did well in his first term. He has garnered more experience in his first term to perform better.”
APC candidates swept all the seven councillorship seats in the LCDA during the polls.
The returning officer, LASIEC, Mr Shamsideen Ladega, also declared Ms Surah Animashaun of APC winner of the chairmanship election in Epe Local Government
Surah is the daughter of Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun of Epeland.
According to Ladega, 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 decleared elected and returned as Chairmof Epe Local Government,” he announced.
The ruling APC also won all the councillorship positions in the Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
LASIEC announced that APC won the seven awards in the Ojokoro LCDA.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ojokoro LCDA comprises seven awards with at least 17 polling units.
LASIEC Returning Officer, Ward C, Mr Olubayo Afolabi, said that APC got 873 votes, APN- 1; ARM- 0 ; PDP 85; and YPP 8 votes.
The returning officer for Ward C declared APC’s Hon. Olalekan Oyekunle the winner of the Ojokoro LCDA councillorship position.
At the collation centre, LASEIC Returning Officer for Ward D, Mr Tajudeen Balogun, announced that APC scored 800 votes, APM,0 vote; NEM 2; PDP 78 votes and YPP 2 votes.
Balogun declared Mr Obafemi Oke of the APC winner and councillor-elect for Ward D having scored the highest number of votes.