Gbadamosi Emerges PDP Candidate For Lagos-East Senatorial Bye-Election

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Babatunde Gbadamosi has through a primary election, emerged the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming Lagos East senatorial bye election.

The election, which was supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), under the chairmanship of Tunde Oyebade had Princess Saidat Odofin Fafowora, Babatunde Olarenwaju, and Princess Oyefusi as other contestants.

Voting at the election started at 1.30pm and of the total number of 624 votes cast, Gbadamosi scored 529 votes to emerge winner in the election.

Princess Saidat Odofin Fafowora, got 59 votes to be placed second, while the other two contestants, Babatunde Olanrewaju and Princess Oyefusi scored 21 votes and 7 votes to place third and fourth positions respectively. There were 14 voided votes.

INEC, the four aspirants and observers present adjudged the election as peaceful, free and fair.

Ndidi Okereke chaired the five-man election committee.

Before the election, the aspirants promised to respect the decision of the the 5 man election committee, and promised their support for whoever emerged winner.

The aspirants while speaking to journalists commended the exercise and expressed readiness to support whoever emerged winner to ensure that PDP won the senatorial seat.

In an interview, Okereke commended the delegates for their orderly conduct, and expressed confidence that the PDP will win the bye-election.

“I want to commend the delegates and the aspirants for comporting themselves in orderly manner. PDP is a party that operates within the ambit of the law.

“I am happy that participants at this event are observing the COVID-19 safety protocols by maintaining social distancing, and other safety measures as advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). PDP is the party to beat at the bye-election. We are very confident of winning and so we are calling on Lagosians to come out on masse to vote for PDP. We also implore INEC to ensure that the votes of the people count,” Okereke said.

The electoral appeal committee led by Emeka Nwachukwu, commended the peaceful conduct of the election.

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