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Desmond Elliot gets APC ticket for 3rd term

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Desmond Elliot, representing Surulere Constituency I in Lagos State House of Assembly, has won 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.

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The primary election 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.

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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, Mr Demola Omotosho, declared Elliot the winner.

He said that Elliot 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.

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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.

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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.

APC is holding House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries across the 40 Lagos State constituencies and 24 federal constituencies in the state.

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Hilda Dokubo seeks House of Reps seat under Labour Party

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Nigerian award-winning film actress, Hilda Dokubo has declared her interest to contest for the position of Asalga/Akulga federal constituency in the House of Representatives under the platform of Labour Party (LP).

The actress has also reiterated her support for the Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.

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The 52-year-old took to her Instagram page with her campaign poster that showed she is running for a seat in the Asalga/Akulga constituency in the Federal House of Representatives.

She wrote, “My dear people, I write to apply… Yours OBIdiently.”

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Dokubo has been very open about her support for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

She participated in a street rally in Port Harcourt together with the youths in support of Obi’s candidacy.

 

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Yoruba Actor Muka Ray Becomes SSA on Culture & Tourism to Kwara State Gov Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

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Veteran Yoruba actor Muka Ray has landed a political role with the Kwara state government led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak Muka Ray, an indigene of Kwara state, bagged an appointment as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism The actor, who hails from Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, is popular for his roles in a number of Yoruba movies.

Popular Yoruba actor Eyiwumi Muka Aramide better known as Muka Ray, has been appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Culture and Tourism in Kwara state by Governor Abdulrahman Abddulrazaq. The state government made this public through a statement on its official Twitter account.

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Muka Ray, a native of Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara state, has joined the list of Nollywood actors who have bagged political appointments.

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2023: Actor, Nkem Owoh breaks silence on claims he rejected N10 million to endorse Tinubu

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Veteran Nollywood actor, Nkem Owoh also known as Osuofia, has broken his silence on viral claim that he rejected N10 million to support the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the 2023 general elections.

News spread like wild fire over the weekend that the thespian allegedly rejected the offer and said N10 million cannot buy his endorsement because 2023 is very critical for the collective good of all Nigerians.

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It was alleged that Osuofia was initially offered the “usual N5 million” to endorse the presidential aspirant but he turned it down. They then doubled the offer but he still rejected it.

Shortly after the alleged report surfaced online, several Nollywood stars including Zack Orji, Benedict Johnson and others came out to endorse Tinubu as their choice candidate.

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Well, Sahara Reporters reached out to Nkem Owoh to confirm or deny the claims he rejected N10 million but the actor refused to comment on the issue.

“I don’t want to confirm it, I am not interested in politics,” he told the news outfit on Tuesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, days after veteran Nollywood actor, Zack Orji, declared support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, netizens have dug out an old video of him asking that the 2023 presidency be zoned out to South-East. Watch here

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