PUSH NEWS INTERNATIONAL : November 11th, 2021

Following his victory in the Councillorship election in Ward A Oriade LCDA in Lagos State. Hon Mustapha on Wednesday received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), promising to work harder for the good of his community

Mustapha, who was visibly elated, said Oriade LCDA in Amuwo Odofin LGA was bigger than any individual’s ambition, and urged all to join hands with him to move Ward A, Kirikiri forward.

“I am happy to receive this Certificate of Return which confers on me the power to pilot the affairs of Ward A for the next four years.

“I wish to thank the Governor, LASIEC, the judiciary, security agencies and all those who made the election a success.

“I also wish to thank PDP as a political party for presenting me as its candidate. I shall not disappoint you;  I will work harder to.justify the confidence reposed on me,” he said.

The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) has issued a Certificate of Return to Hon. Mustapha Olanrewaju Nathaniel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected candidate of the Councillorship seat for Oriade Ward A, Kirikiri in Oriade Local Council Development Area.

LASIEC’s decision followed last week’s judgment of the Appeal Tribunal which affirms the decision of the Lower Tribunal that declared Hon. Mustapha Nathaniel as the rightful winner of the election.

While presenting the Certificate, the Chairman of the Commission, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, represented by one of the Commissioners -Mr. Olusegun Fasu Ayedun appreciates the Candidate and the party for using the instrumentality of the law to reclaim the victory.

He urged him to work relentlessly for the common good of the people so as to justify the confidence reposed on him by the electorates and to also be magnanimous in victory. He stressed that the Commission as a law-abiding Organisation shall continue to stand by the dictate of the law in carrying out its statutory responsibility.

The Certificate of Return earlier issued to Onyeahasi Omolabake of the All Progressive Congress was thereby withdrawn and rendered invalid.

LASIEC conducted statewide elections into the offices of Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen and Councillors into the 57 Local Government/ Local Council Development Areas of the State on 24th July, 2021 which was adjudged free, fair, credible and violent free by Observers.

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