a few tstorms. Partly sunny. Warm.

7 day
  • Saturday 23-33°c Morning clouds. Hot. Morning clouds. Hot.
    Sunday 21-33°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
    Monday 21-32°c Morning clouds. Warm. Morning clouds. Warm.
    Tuesday 21-33°c More sun than clouds. Hot. More sun than clouds. Hot.
    Wednesday 22-33°c Morning clouds. Hot. Morning clouds. Hot.
    Thursday 22-33°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
More News

1st non-indigene wins House of Reps seat in Lagos

2015-03-31 16:08

Lagos - Oghne Egoh, the first non-indigene to win a federal constituency seat in Lagos, on Tuesday expressed the desire to attract infrastructure development to the state.

Egoh, who was announced member of the House of Representative elect, Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Lagos State, on Monday, made the promise in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Egoh polled a total of 29 761 votes to defeat the incumbent, Ganiyu Olukolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 20 616 votes.

"In this particular constituency the biggest problem we have is the decay of our infrastructure, there is no water, sewage system is bad, and there are no playing grounds," he claimed.

Also read: Senate leader booted out of senate

Egoh promised to lobby ministers in charge of the ministries responsible for such facilities for an improved infrastructure in his constituency.

He expressed the hope that his party would win the governorship election in the state, saying its wining would further bring more development to his constituency.

Egoh expressed happiness that the PDP's governorship candidate in the state took part in his campaign and understood the challenges in his constituency.

According to him, their combination as governor and Member House of Representative would greatly satisfy the desire of his people.

Read more on: inec  |  lagos  |  2015 elections

More In This Category
Lasun emerges new Deputy Speaker

Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly..

APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

El-Rufai downsizes ministries from 19 to 13

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for effective service delivery.

Political thugs disrupt Katsina Assembly inauguration

Political thugs are alleged to have disrupted the 8th Katsina State House Assembly inauguration proceedings.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |   PriceCheck  |   Careers24