Tokunbo Abiru sweeps all wards in Ikorodu, wins Epe

Polaris Bank CEO Tokunbo Abiru

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s Lagos East senatorial bye-election in Ikorodu Local Government Area.

INEC LG collation officer for the poll Andu Akala declared the result at the commission’s collation centre in Ikorodu on Saturday.

According to Akala, the APC’s Tokunbo Abiru polled 19,204 votes to beat his closest rival Babatunde Gbadamosi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 3,766 votes in all the 19 wards in Ikorodu.

He added that ADP got 167 votes, ADC scored 107 votes while AAC had 84 out of the 23,966 total votes cast in the federal constituency election.

In Epe, INEC collation officer Prof. Elijah Oyeyemi said Abiru won with a wide margin of 22,213 out of the total votes cast of 24,678.

According to him, the total accredited voters was 24,736 while the total registered voters was 147,074.

The INEC official said valid votes was 24,296, while voided votes was 382.

The Lagos East senatorial election was held in five local government areas comprising Somolu, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Epe and Ibeju-Lekki.

However, the overall result would be announced at INEC senatorial collation centre in Somolu.