Nollywood actor and politician, Desmond Elliot has won his third term bid to represent the people of the Surulere constituency at the Lagos state house of assembly.
Elliot, who contested on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), won his re-election bid after securing 17,837 votes to defeat Adebayo Bode of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 7,822 votes, and Thompson Sulaimon Abolaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 1,045 votes.
In a video circulating on social media, Elliot could be seen rejoicing with his supporters as they celebrated his win in Surulere, chanting in Yourba that “they voted and won”.
Elliot appreciated Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, for his support towards a successful outing in the state assembly election in Surulere.
He said, “Many many many thanks to my Father, mentor, leader and speaker of the nation @speakergbaja Rep Femi Gbajabiamila. Thank you boss. Most grateful. @olanrewaju_smart thank you dear brother”.
Watch the video below:
Surulere Constitueny 1 celebrates Hon Desmond Olusola Elliot, as the constituents re-elect him for 3rd term .#ElectionResults #Surulere #desmondelliot #LagosDecides2023 #AETV pic.twitter.com/oSJSgnhAgz
— Africa Entertainment TV (@africaenttv_) March 19, 2023
Up Desmond📌📌 now go and continue representing us. pic.twitter.com/6RrgByNXso
— Dami Marshal (@DamiMarshal) March 18, 2023
KanyiDaily recalls that Desmond Elliot had recently condemned the senseless attack on his opponent, Olumide Oworu, in the Surulere area of Lagos State.