PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL: March 4th, 2023
SANUSI REACTS TO THE VICTORY OF LAGOS SENATORS
Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency – APC Candidate for the Federal House of Representatives in Amuwo Odofin, Prince Lanre Sanusi (PLS), have congratulated the three Lagos State Senators of the All Progressive Congress (APC), on their victory in the February 25th, 2023 general elections.
On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared former Deputy Governor, H.E. Dr Idiat Adebule, won the Lagos West senatorial election, polling 361,296 votes to defeat her main challenger of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Segun Adewale, who scored 248,653 votes.
INEC also returned Senator Tokunbo Abiru as the winner of the Lagos East senatorial election.
The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Simeon Adebayo Oladipo, who declared the results in Somolu, said Abiru polled 178,646 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akodada Nicholas Adekunle, who garnered 80,249 votes.
Lagos Deputy Speaker, Wasiu Eshinlokun, defeated PDP’s Gomez Adewale Francis to clinch the Lagos Central Senatorial District.
Eshinlokun garnered 131,828 votes, while Francis polled 69,320 votes and OIadeji Blessing Tunde of the Young Progressives Party scored 14, 941 votes to become the second runner-up.
In a statement, on Sunday, Sanusi said winning the three Senatorial election is a very sweet victory for the party and a challenge to improve on the development of Lagos State.
“I congratulate the Senators – elect, on their resounding victory in Saturday’s general election,” Sanusi said.
“The election was hard-fought on all sides. So, this victory is very sweet and will be savoured for a long time by our great party, the APC and our supporters throughout Lagos State and across Nigeria.
“This victory affirms the belief and trust of Lagosians in our great party, the APC and its candidates. However, it is also a challenge for us to continue the progressive development of our dear State, Lagos, in line with the agenda of our party.
“Lagosians have spoken unequivocally with their votes in their endorsement of the renewed hope agenda of the APC.”
“I am confident that you will competently and faithfully deliver on the mandate trusted on you. The outcome of the election is a seal of approval by the Lagosians of the performance of the government of the APC in Lagos State.”
“I commend President Buhari for sustaining confidence in our party. We are also proud of him for his statesmanship in ensuring a level playing field for all the contestants and respecting INEC.
“I wish to assure the Senators-Elect of the full cooperation and support of my esteem self and team as you sojourn to the National Assembly.”
While commenting on the victory, Sanusi said “you are the best team to lead Lagos State at the National Assembly.
He said the Senators- Elect are true Lagosians with experienced that will transform the nation.
“The people of Lagos have spoken with great hope for a better Nigeria, their experiences in transforming Lagos State would no doubt be used for the transformation of a larger Nigeria.”
Sanusi urged Lagosians including other opposition candidates to support the trio in building a more thriving Nigeria.