MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Winnie Kodilonye
Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) publication on its official website has confirmed that Labour Party won the House of Representatives election of February 25, 2023 in Oshodi/Isolo constituency 1 in Lagos State.
Incidentally, the name of a non Labour Party candidate was erroneously published against the party’s name.
In line with electoral rules, it has to be noted that the party is the owner of the mandate, not the candidate. It is Labour Party they voted for, by law, not the candidate. INEC is therefore expected to correct the error and publish the name of the candidate of Labour Party against the name to put the record straight in due time.
AtlanticNewsonline gathered that the available evidences in the custody of Labour Party election situation room and the results uploaded by INEC itself to the IReV server as at Monday, March 6, 2023, showed that Mr. Olukayode Ezekiel Salako of Labour Party won the election with landslide.
The legal implication of this publication by INEC itself, it is a clear confirmation that Labour Party is the winner of the election, not the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Hon. Bashiru Dawodu is not the candidate of Labour Party. It is Rotn. (Comrade) Olukayode Ezekiel Salako.
Labour Party has therefore called on INEC to correct the error, by removing the name of Bashiru Dawodu, who is not the candidate of its party from the published space, and immediately replace it with the name of its candidate, who is Olukayode Ezekiel Salako on the list.
By this publication, INEC has expressly confirmed that Labour Party is the winner of the election.