Despite building pako bridge, Desmond Elliot wins Lagos assembly seat for third term
Desmond Elliot, the actor-turned-politician, has once again won his 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 reelection bid after securing 17,837 votes to defeat Adebayo Bode of the Labour Party (LP) who polled 7,822 votes.
Thompson Sulaimon Abolaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) followed after Bode with 1,045 votes.
In the wake of his victory, Elliot has been spotted in a viral video celebrating with his fans in Surulere.
The actor’s supporters could be heard chanting in Yourba that “they voted and won”.
VIDEO: Celebration as Desmond Elliot wins Lagos assembly seat for the third term#ElectionResult pic.twitter.com/cg7TF76T4j
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Elliot also appreciated Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, for his support towards a successful outing in the state assembly election in Surulere.
In September 2014, the movie star declared his intention to run for Lagos state house of assembly under the APC.
He contested and won the Surulere constituency in the April 11, 2015 elections.