Bye-election: INEC announces winner of Surulere Rep’s seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pronounced the All Progressives Congress candidate the victor of the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 byelection.

Prof Simeon Adebayo, the Returning Officer for the bye-election, announced the results, revealing that the APC Candidate received 11,203 votes.

Laguda, a former chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Surulere Local Government, succeeds Femi Gbajabiamila, who was named Chief of Staff to President Bola Tinubu.

Gbajabiamila served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2019 to 2023, and he was re-elected to the House for the sixth consecutive term to represent the Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in the February 25 National Assembly election before being appointed Chief of Staff to the President in mid-2023.

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Gbajabiamila, one of Tinubu’s strong allies, a former Lagos State governor between May 1999 and May 2007, resigned from the House of Representatives last June, and Speaker Tajudeen Abbas subsequently declared his seat vacant, necessitating a bye-election in Surulere Constituency 1 to fill the seat.

See Full Result Of Saturday’s Bye-Election:

ADC- 40
APC- 11, 203
APM- 7
APP- 4
LP- 240
PDP- 278
SDP- 2
YPP- 9
ZLP- 4

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