The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has been declared winner of the House of Representatives election for Surulere 1 Federal Constituency of Lagos State by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Gbajabiamila emerged victorious in Saturday’s election, polling 19,717 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Bosun Jeje, of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 5,121 votes.
The victory sees Gbajabiamila secure a sixth term in the national assembly.
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In a statement on Sunday by the Special Adviser to the Speaker on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, Gbajabiamila hailed his constituents for giving him the sixth term mandate, noting that he would not disappoint them.
In the statement titled ‘Gbajabiamila Salutes Constituents for Historic 6th Term Victory,’ the Speaker said he would continue to work towards bringing more developmental projects to Surulere and beyond.
“I am immensely grateful to the people of Surulere for their overwhelming support. I do not take your support for granted. As your representative for the past 20 years, I have always protected your interest. I am proud of you as my constituents.
“I thank our teeming supporters, our Surulere APC leaders, party members, CDAs and residents for their massive support. This victory is not mine alone.
“It is a victory for democracy. Surulere has made history by this sixth mandate given to me, which would definitely spur me to do more for you.”
Gbajabiamila remains the only lawmaker from the South-West geopolitical zone to have been elected six times to represent his constituency.
Gbajabiamila was first elected to the House in 2003. During his 20-year journey in the House, he was Minority Whip, Minority Leader and Majority Leader before getting elected as Speaker in 2019.
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