Kunle Adelabu & Odede Efezino Kenneth
It was another resounding victory for the two of the chieftains of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) in Ikorodu Division, Asiwaju Reuben Olorunfunmi Basorun and Otunba (Sen.) Dr. Kingsley Adeseye Ogunlewe, as both delivered their polling units for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 Governorship and Assembly elections.
The two chieftains, who are from Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, assured during the election that APC is going to win the election.
From the results so far compiled around various polling units in Ikorodu, APC is ahead of their two major challengers – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP).
Asiwaju Basorun, a former Secretary to the State Government and old Awoist, had during the election, said:
“We are going to win. APC will win both the governorship and the Assembly elections”, Basorun.
“They keep saying Igbos have been disturbing us, that is a lie. Our people need to come out and vote and show that they are in charge of their areas and not give excuses which have no ground”, the elder statesman added.
The party chieftain, who voted in polling unit 010, Ward C1, Meri Road, polled 95 votes for APC in the Governorship election to PDP 11 votes and LP 8 votes.
In the House of Assembly Constituency II election, APC garnered 95 votes while PDP and LP scored 12 and 7 votes respectively.
In an interview while the election was going on, Sen. Ogunlewe, who represented the Lagos East Senatorial district between 1999 and 2003, said:
“It is victory, APC all the way. We have worked hard for it. We have not slept for a week now. There will be no surprise again. Never will there be again. We are ready”.
In his own booth, Ogunlewe, who was at home with all the electorates, electoral officials and other party agents, won the Governorship election in his booth with 234 votes while PDP and LP had 4 and 91 votes respectively.
In the House of Assembly, APC garnered 239 votes compared with 6 and 82 votes scored by the PDP and LP in the booth.
Ogunlewe, who voted in Ward C1, polling unit 010, also scored 239 votes in the House of Assembly election, PDP and LP scored 6 and 82 votes respectively.