Banky W loses Eti-Osa House of Representatives seat
Nigerian musician Banky W( right) lost the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives to Labour Party's Thaddeus Attah

Banky W loses Eti-Osa House of Representatives seat

Famous Nigerain singer, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W has lost the Eti-Osa Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Thaddeus Attah of the Labour Party as the winner.

Prof Funmilayo Odukoya, who is the INEC Returning Officer, made the declaration yesterday, February 26, at the Collation Centre, Lagos State Model Nursery and Primary School, Marwa, Lekki 1.

Attah won with 24,075 votes, beating his closest rival, Mr Olubankole Wellington (Banky W) of the Peoples Democratic Party, who had 18,666 votes, and Mr Babajide Obanikoro of the APC, who had 16, 901 votes.

She said that other candidates received the following votes: Mr Oladehin Olufemi, African Democratic Congress, 1,422 votes; Mr Azeez Kabirat of New Nigeria Peoples Party, 414 votes, and Mr Olasunkanmi Ololade, Social Democratic Party, 207 votes.

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Earlier, there was pandemonium between the party agents and INEC officers over the authenticity of the result, even before it was declared by the presiding officer.

The agents including APC and PDP refused to accept the announcement of results unless their complaints were addressed.

Adeshina also claimed that results recorded in some units after the elections were not transmitted through the BVAS machine.

“We will not accept the result until another election takes place in all the wards where we were disenfranchised, “he said.





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