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Lagos Council Polls Exposes The Hypocrisy Of Bola Tinubu

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 23, (THEWILL) – Lagos residents and voters who witnessed the conduct of Saturday’s local government elections in Lagos State had expected that results would be declared at most by Sunday night in places where voting took place, but sadly the results are being delayed by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) in most areas where the Action of Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and its candidates suffered humiliating defeats in the hands of candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria and a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been behind the intrigues and politics surrounding the delay in making the results public, THEWILL can report.

The decision of LASIEC has however continued to anger Lagosians who have witnessed protests by aggrieved voters and opposition party members in their areas. There are talks that the delay in the announcement is because the party (ACN) that controls the machinery of government in Lagos State intends to rig the poll in favour of its candidates.

As at press time, only a handful of results have been made public from the 57 local government areas and council development areas in the state. Though the ACN is expected to do well in the poll, it seems to have suffered defeat in some very key local government areas like Somolu, Badagry and Ikoyi. Bola Tinubu leaves along Bourdillon Road in highbrow Ikoyi. A defeat in Ikoyi will be a dent to his big ego and perceived invincibility.

There was tension Sunday in Ikoyi/Obalande and Somolu where the ACN suffered defeat and the electoral officers were withdrawn from the collation centres in order not to announce the results.

Multiple sources in Lagos State told THEWILL that Bola Tinubu is bent on manipulating the electoral process to protect his hold on Lagos politics even if it means returning ACN local government chairman and councilors whose performances in office has been terribly poor.

His newspaper, The Nation which he has often used a propaganda tool has blacked out reports on the results of the poll.

As at 5.pm Lagos time, LASIEC officials and some leaders of the ACN were in a curious secret meeting in its Yaba office and refused to entertain questions from our sources over the delay. Journalists and accredited election observers were barred from entering the compound but ACN members were allowed unrestricted entry and exit.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State chapter of the African Renaissance Party (ARP) has called for an outright cancellation of the poll, saying it was massively rigged by the ACN.

Below is the result from Ikoyi/Obalande which Tinubu does not want announced.

IKOYI/OBALANDE LCDA ELECTION RESULTS (OCT 22, 2011)

NO.
IKOYI 1 POLLING UNITS:
ACN
PDP
1
54,AWOLOWO ROAD
55
63
2
OLOFIN/ADEMOLA ROAD JUNCTION
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
3
ST.GEORGES PRY,FALOMO
19
19
4
IRETI GRAM.SCH A
31
67
5
IRETI GRAM.SCH B
29
93
6
POLO GATE,AWOLOWO ROAD,A
91
77
7
WARDER`S BARRACKS B
42
104
8
WARDER`S BARRACKS C
39
89
9
WARDER`S BARRACKS D
38
82
10
FRONT FALOMO SHOPPING COMPLEX BY MAITAMA SULE
27
58
11
BHOSOM`S JUNCTION BY RAYMOND NJOKU
63
65
12
OKOTIE EBOH`S BY AMU OFFICERS MESS
41
46
13
FOLAWIYO HIGH SCH
84
284
14
OBA ADEYINKA CAMEROON JUNCTION
21
49
15
MOBOLAJI JOHNSONS / ONITANA
25
32
16
MOBOLAJI JOHNSONS / GLOVER JUNCTION
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
17
17, JAMES GEORGE STREET
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
18
HOUSE 3/4 MOBOLAJI JOHNSON B/STOP
57
34
19
OBA YINKA OYEKAN / LUGARD JUNCTION
7
48
20
DOLPHIN ESTATE / CORPORATION ENTRANCE
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
21
DOLPHIN ESTATE /EXIT A
23
14
22
DOLPHIN ESTATE /EXIT B
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
23
HFP JUNCTION
35
28
24
OPPOSITE POLICE POST DOLPHIN


25
CORPORATION / IKEJA DRIVE JUNCTION A
54
67
26
CORPORATION / IKEJA DRIVE JUNCTION B
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
27
128, ASSOCIATION AVENUE
15
50
28
MAINLAND / ASSOCIATION AVENUE JUNCTION
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT









TOTAL
796 (ACN)
1369 (PDP)
NO.
IKOYI 2 POLLING UNITS:
ACN
PDP
1
GERRAD RD B/STOP
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
2
45, CAMEROON RD OFF GERARD
52
70
3
LUGARD /BARROW AVENUE JUNCTION A
75
89
4
34, GLOVER ROAD
227
53
5
37, GLOVER ROAD (GK'S BOOTH)
32
35
6
37, THOMPSON AVENUE
91
95
7
ENTRANCE/ PARKVIEW JUNCTION A
16
58
8
SOULE CLOSE/PARKVIEW B
31
58
9
OLAJUMOKE/PARKVIEW C
28
38
10
ONITOLO AVENUE
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
11
REEVE ROAD
34
14
12
OJORA/ONITOLO (IBO'S BOOTH)
33
40
13
27B GERRARD ROAD (SEN. KORO'S BOOTH)
9
23
14
10 GERRARD ROAD
167
110
15
15A MILVERTON ROAD
29
17
16
JAMB OFFICE
13
26
17A
JABITA A
80
41
17B
BANANNA ISLAND GATE
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
18
OLOTO ONISOWO (IGINLA'S BOOTH)
67
34
19
LATEEF JAKANDE / FEMI OKUNNU RD .JUNCTION
30
36
20
9, BOURDILLION RD
31
59
21
ONIRU / MOORE RD JUNCTION (MAC DONALD)
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
22
KINGSWAY/ OLUWA ROAD JUNCTION
22
49
23
RUMENS / OLAWALE DAWODU JUNCTION
69
53
24
MACPHERSON AVENUE, ILADO (ENTRANCE)
16
25
25
MACPHERSON AVENUE, ILADO (EXIT)
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
26
ADEYEMI LAWSON / ILU CLOSE
22
40
27
ILABERE
13
33
28
OYINKAN ABAYOMI
53
41
29
IRETI PRI SCH A
23
17
30
FALOMO POLICE BARRACKS A
62
57
31
FALOMO POLICE BARRACKS B
44
124
32
FALOMO POLICE BARRACKS C
45
83
33
GIWA BARRACLS UNDER BRIDGE D
73
62
34
230 BOURDILLON ROAD
75
11
35
Osborne Foreshore
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT

TOTAL
1562 (ACN)
1491 (PDP)
NO.
POLLING UNIT
ACN
PDP
1
OBALENDE PRY.SCH. A
38
119
2
OBALENDE PRY.SCH. B
80
96
3
OBALENDE PRY.SCH. C
51
101
4
OBALENDE PRY.SCH. D
60
100
5
BLOCK 37, KOSOFE ST, HOUSING EST.
48
76
6
AVENUE CORPORATION DRIVE BESIDE MOSQ.
73
89
7
BLOCK 12, AGEGE LANE
88
61
8
BLOCK 35, SHOMOLU AVENUE
83
72
9
BLOCK 9, ISOLO ROAD
124
102
10
NIGERIAN GIRLS GUILD A
76
38
11
NIGERIAN GIRLS GUILD B
67
39
12
NIGERIAN GIRLS GUILD C
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
13
DODAN BARRACKS GATE A
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
NO POLLING UNIT PRESENT
14
DODAN BARRACKS GATE B
56
77
15
DODAN BARRACKS GATE C
70
53
16
DODAN BARRACKS GATE D


17
ETI-OSA HEALTH CENTRE ,OBALENDE
57
86
18
POLICE BARRACKS GATE
38
93
19
POLICE BARRACKS GATE
42
128
20
POLICE BARRACKS GATE
36
153
21
GIRLS MODERN ACADEMY
198
57
22
AUNTY AYO COMP.HIGH SCH
65
38
23
SCHOOL OF NURSING , AWOLOWO RD
16
62
24
IGBO/AJENIYA ST, JUNCTION
66
77
25
AJENIYA/OJO STJUNCTION
28
58
26
ODO/KEFFI
31
42
27
82,ODO STREET
27
34
28
ODO/OJO ST.JUNCTION
77
81
29
ODO/IGBO ST. JUNCTION
100
87
30
4,ODO STREET.A
46
60
31
ODO/TOYAN ST BY ST. GREGORY`S JUNCTION B
43
91
32
ST GREGORY`S COLLEGE A
61
40
33
ST GREGORY`S COLLEGE B
70
31
34
ST GREGORY`S COLLEGE C
70
43
35
HOLY CHILD COLLEGE A
46
43
36
HOLY CHILD COLLEGE B
56
56
37
HOLY CHILD COLLEGE C
52
51





SUMMARY
2139 (ACN)
2434 (PDP)
SUMMARY OF RESULTS
ACN
PDP
IKOYI 1
796
1369
IKOYI 2
1562
1491
OBALENDE
2139
2434
TOTAL
4497 (ACN)
PDP (5294)