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In the Lagos Assembly Desmond Elliot wins the APC primary for a third term

Desmond Elliot, a Nollywood actor and politician who represents Surulere Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has won the APC ticket for a third term.

The primary election was held on Friday at Akerele Primary Health Centre in Surulere, with police and other agencies providing strict security.

The election was also overseen by officers from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), election officers for Surulere Constituency I arrived at 1.55 p.m., and accreditation began at 2.11 p.m.

At 2.45 p.m., thirty ad-hoc delegates from the constituency’s nine wards began voting.

At 2:49 p.m., the votes were counted.

Mr Elliot was proclaimed the winner by the returning officer, Demola Omotosho, who announced the results at 3 p.m.

He claimed that as the sole candidate for the ticket, the actor turned politician received 30 votes.

During the poll, Amb. Paul Oyiborume, the supervising officer from the APC Headquarters in Abuja, was on the ground.

Elliot thanked God for his success in his acceptance speech.

“I’m ecstatic and overjoyed.”

“The people should expect more democratic benefits.”

“This is only a party ticket; there will be no general election.”

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“There is still a lot of work to be done, and we are ready to get started,” he said.

Elliot ran for and won the Surulere Constituency 1 seat in the 2015 general elections, according to NAN.

His candidacy by the APC for a second term, as well as the third, was unopposed.

Members of the APC, their families, and friends flocked to the primaries to congratulate the APC candidate.

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