The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost two key positions out of its 377 councillorship seats in last Saturday’s Lagos LGA elections to opposition parties.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
According to the electoral body, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won Ward G, Yaba LCDA, while the Young Progressive Party (YPP) became victorious in Ward D of Orile-Agege LCDA.
While the ruling party won the chairmanship seats in all the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in the state.
LASIEC presented Adeshola Thomas, the PDP Councillor-elect and Omotunde Abdul-Kareem, the YPP Councillor-elect with their Certificates of Return at its headquarters in Sabo, Yaba, on Tuesday.
Speaking after receiving his certificate, Thomas said: “I feel great. First, I will thank my God because when the struggle started, He stood by us and at the end we have the victory,” he said.
“During the election, out of the 18 polling units in my ward, my challengers allegedly took two ballot boxes away. In the remaining 16, I won in 15 and lost with only five votes in the last polling unit.
“It was the election of the people. It is the people that want me. They stood by us, they stood by the PDP.
“So, even this Certificate of Return, I am giving it to them. I promise them in this tenure they will be in charge. I have to represent them well. All glory to God and my people.”
On possible defection to APC, he said that he would be faithful to the party on which he got the mandate.
“I won’t be an ungrateful person by cross-carpeting. It is what my people want that I will do because the mandate belongs to them and I cannot disappoint them,” he added.
“I cannot go against their wishes. My people will take first position because without them, I won’t be here.”
Source: Naija News