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INEC presents certificate of return to Lagos Assembly member-elect

By Kehinde Olatunji
30 November 2023   |   2:34 am
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has presented Certificate of Return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate that the court declared valid winner of March 18, 2023 House of Assembly election in Amuwo-Odofin Constituency II, Dr. Rauf Age-Suleiman.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State has presented Certificate of Return to the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate that the court declared valid winner of March 18, 2023 House of Assembly election in Amuwo-Odofin Constituency II, Dr. Rauf Age-Suleiman.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Ayobami Salami, while presenting the certificate, yesterday, urged Age-Suleiman to contribute his quota to the development of his constituency and Nigeria as a whole.

Age-Suleiman, who described his legal victory both at the House of Assembly Election Tribunal and Court of Appeal as an act of God, said: “Prayers have made this a possibility. I am happy that I got justice. It is a good thing to ventilate your grievances about an election in court, and we have got back our victory.

“I will continue to do what my constituents want and my commitment is to make my people happy.”

The lawmaker, who urged his opponents to join him in building and moving the constituency forward, promised to continue to support the cause of democracy.

He also pledged to be dedicated to the welfare of the people as well as providing good representation to them.

Age-Suleiman said that he would provide representation to all constituents regardless of political affiliations and faith.

He urged the constituents to retain the confidence and trust reposed in him.

Also speaking, APC Chairman, Amuwo-Odofin Local Council, Sabitu Abu-Hassan, said that continuity had been of great benefits in the state.

Abu-Hassan said that the re-election of Age-Suleiman would bring a great deal of dividends of democracy to the constituency.

He described Age-Suleiman as dedicated and a good listener to the people and the party, saying: “He gives things to people without letting other people know.”

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