The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party as the winner of the Lagos, Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.
The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Funmilayo Odukoya, made the declaration on Sunday at the Collation Centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki 1.
Attah won with 24,075 votes, beating his counterparts, Mr Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) of the Peoples Democratic Party, who had 18,666 votes, and Babajide Obanikoro of the All Progressive Congress, who had 16,901 votes.
“That Thaddeus Attah of LP, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared winner and is returned elected; signed by me. Thank you so much,” Odukoya said.
There was, however, chaos between some party agents and INEC officers at the venue, over the authenticity of the result, even before it was declared by the presiding officer.
The party agents from APC and PDP refused to accept the announcement of results unless their complaints were addressed.
Their complaints included that some voters were disenfranchised in some polling units in the Local Government Areas, as stated by the PDP party agent, Aderemi Adeshina, according to The News Agency of Nigeria.