Desmond Elliot, the actor-turned-politician, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for a third term to represent the Surulere constituency as a lawmaker in the Lagos house of assembly
The primary election took place on Friday at Akerele Primary Health Centre, Surulere.
It was conducted under the watch of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Thirty ad hoc delegates drawn from nine wards in the constituency started voting at around 2:45 pm.
Announcing the result, Demola Omotosho, the returning officer, declared Elliot the winner.
He said that the actor-turned-politician polled 30 votes as the sole contestant for the ticket.
In a statement via his Twitter page, Elliot thanked his supporters for finding him worthy of a third term.
“Thank you Surulere for the opportunity to serve you again. With your overwhelming support, we took the step towards ensuring our great party emerges victorious in the next general election coming up next year,” he wrote.
“It is my pleasure to express my profound gratitude as I am considered worthy by every constituent, as you all supported my return to the state house of assembly as your representative.
“I want to especially appreciate my leader, mentor, and speaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Rt Hon. Femi @SpeakerGbaja, who over time has proven to be worthy of emulation and an inspiration to me and many others.
“I also extend my appreciation to Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa (Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly) for his unrelenting support, advice, and guidance.
“My warmest appreciation to the party leadership headed by Hon. Fuad Laguda and the Executives of the local government council headed by Hon. Sulaimon Bamidele Yusuf.
“To the Legislative Arm of the local government headed by Hon. Barakat Akande & the Community Development C’ttee headed by Mr. Odumosu. I am truly grateful to ALL.”