Nollywood actor and politician representing Surulere Constituency I in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, has clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for a third term.
The primary election took place on Friday at Akerele Primary Health Centre, Surulere, amid tight security provided by the police and other agencies.
It was also conducted under the watch of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission. (INEC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that electoral officers for Surulere Constituency I arrived at 1. 55 p.m., while accreditation started at 2.11 p.m.
Thirty ad-hoc delegates drawn from nine wards in the constituency started voting at 2.45 p.m.
Votes were counted at 2:49 p.m.
Announcing the result at 3.00 p.m., the returning officer, Demola Omotosho, declared Mr Elliot the winner.
He said the actor turned politician polled 30 votes as the sole contestant for the ticket.
The supervising officer from APC Headquarters, Abuja, Amb. Paul Oyiborume, was on ground during the election.
In his acceptance speech, Elliot thanked God for his victory.
“I feel excited, and I am happy.
“The people should be expecting more dividends of democracy.
“This is just the party ticket; this is not the general election.
“A lot of work still needs to be done, and we are ready to embark on it,” he said.
NAN reports that Elliot contested and won the Surulere Constituency 1 seat on April 11, 2015, general elections.
His nomination by APC for a second term came unopposed as well as the third.
Party members, family and friends besieged the venue of the primaries to congratulate the APC candidate.