The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Oluremi Tinubu winner of the February 23 election in Lagos Central Senatorial District.
Backstory: The Returning Officer, Prof. Oyeyemi Oyedola of the University of Lagos, declared Tinubu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner after she polled 131,735 to defeat Onitiri David of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 89,107 votes.
“l, Professor Oyeyemi Elijah Oyedola, hereby certify that as the returning officer, Lagos Central Senatorial District with the election held on 23 of February 2019 that the election was contested among 14 candidates.
“I declare that Tinubu Oluremi Shade of the APC has satisfied the requirements of law and scoring the highest number of votes, hereby declared the winner and returned elected having polled 131,735 votes,” Oyedola said.
The election was conducted in five local government areas namely Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Apapa, Surulere, and Mainland.
Tinubu is a returning senator and wife of national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu.
Bottom Line: Tinubu joins Anambra senator Stella Oduah as the two female senators who have won their races so far. Their fate is in contrast to Adamawa Sen. Binta Garba and Ekiti Sen. Biodun Olujimi, who both lost their reelection bids in a blow to women representation in the national assembly.