APC wins presidential, NASS polls in ​Ikeja

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has won both the ​National Assembly and Presidential election in Ikeja.

Abiodun Faleke of the APC polled 33,375 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, who polled 25,447,

In the presidential​ election​, APC polled 29,893 against the PDP’s 23,836.

For the Senatorial election for Ikeja local government, the APC got 32, 811 while the PDP is 25,572.

The results were declared by Dele Ashiru, Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission for Ikeja Federal Constituency.

The APC contestant, Mr. Faleke described the election as “very peaceful and violent free”
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“I am not only APC contestant, but also a coordinator of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign train, so with this result so far, APC victory is guaranteed. I thank the party for giving me the double privilege of being a candidate to serve Nigeria and Lagos as a state,“ Mr. Faleke.

Meanwhile, collation at the state INEC office was yet to commence as at 12.30 p.m.

Femi Akinbiyi told PREMIUM TIMES that the presidential results of 10 local governments are ready and they would begin “soon”​.​


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  • Lemmuel Odjay

    Congrats. This is just Part One in which we provided the deciding votes. Now that we have separated you from the others, be reminded that the aim is for the overall good of Lagosians and Nigerians. You must work tirelessly and contribute your quota to make Nigeria a developed country just like Singapore, and a place our children could be proud of. Don’t get carried away by the trappings of your new office, for all that was made possible by our money and the faith we have in you, neither be deluded into thinking you are now our master. You are SERVING in this new dispensation, and this is how it should be. Unlike in the past when we went to sleep after each voting exercise, we are moving gear to engage Part Two. – that of monitoring your every move while serving, just in case you decide to play Adam and Eve on us. You have our support and we shall cooperate together ad long ad you keep walking our path. We love democracy and the liberty that comes at a cost with it. Because the price of liberty is eternal vigilance Nigerians would no longer go to sleep after any voting exercise. We would peel our eyes, watching you and others we voted for until we get our Singapore…

  • Sanmi Falae

    Thanks for a thought provoking article, ‘Tope. In contemplating randomness especially in the contexts of Nigeria and Aisha’s appointment (or INSTALLATION!), I think structure is of critical importance. In other words, does Nigeria have a structure that can sustain or absorb whatever negative fallouts or consequences that follow from [say] Aisha’s professional incompetence, as a direct function of her installation or random appointment? By the way, Aisha is a very welcome change from Mr Buhari’s preferred women appointees; who must wear their Muslim religion. As you mentioned, our social or educational, economic, and political structures are stochastic, which in turn explains these random appointments, thus further reinforcing our complete absence of an underlying order or method to our madness in Africa. In other words, should we not be putting in place a predictable structure if we are ever to reverse our misfortune in Africa, but Nigeria especially? Again as you implied, any cabinet minister could be minister of the Exchequer in the UK because they have predictable or virtually inviolable or incorruptible underlying structures that nurture and make this realizable; and where an incumbent fails, to absorb the fallout so that it does not affect the country.
    By God’s grace, I am as Christian as they come and I pray for Divine favour but if I think God gives me a job in which I do not have the skills to leave a legacy or make a remarkable difference, I would never accept it or if I did for some sloppy thinking, I would resign it. This is because mediocre performance does not glorify God (remember King Saul?); embarrasses and shames your mentor (Samuel re King Saul) or Mr Obasanjo re: Yar’ardua and Jonathan Goodluck); and finally shreds your reputation to smithereens. And what about the lives, misfortunes, and billions of Pounds such random appointments cost, especially when it goes wrong? Talking of reputation, imagine if ex-President Obama had been an affirmation –action president?! Only ABILITY and MERITOCRACY can save Africa or Nigeria. Ironically, Hausa/Fulani North will always be the worse for it with random appointments. They are eager to ‘prove’ to have caught up with the South or that they are not ‘parasites’. Good job though, Tope.