Actor cum politician, Desmond Elliot clinches APC ticket for 3rd term
Actor cum politician, 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).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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 Desmond 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. He said:
“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.”
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.
Ubi lost the chance to represent Yakurr constituency 1 in the state assembly at the party’s primary held in Uber on Thursday. He polled 12 votes to come second in the keenly contested election.
Ubi lost to Cyril Omini, the Special Adviser on security to Governor Ben Ayade who scored 17 votes. Ubi Ubi Itam, another hopeful, came third with 11 votes.
The music executive is also the Special Adviser on tourism to Governor Ayade.