Dr Idiat Adebule, the Lagos State Deputy Governor, delivered her Polling Unit 029 Devince Iba, Lagos for President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Olamilekan Solomon and Yinka Durosinmi.
In a community populated by the Igbos, who had vowed to deliver the area for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Adebule trounced them to show that she is a politician of repute.
For Presidential election, APC had 129 votes to defeat PDP with 124 votes. For Senate, APC dusted PDP with 128 to 119.
She did not deliver the President and Senate votes only, the Deputy Governor also ensured that PDP was beaten by 131 votes to123 votes in the House of Representatives.
Shortly after the INEC Presiding Officer announced the results, there was jubilation with many congratulating Adebule for being a true party leader.
Many sang, danced and shower encomiums on her.
“The Deputy Governor has shown why she is an APC leader in our area. She has consistently been delivering her unit to our party. She ensured that party members are being given a sense of belonging by addresses their complaint,” Akeem, an APC member said.
A resident, Mrs Yemisi Salau described APC victory at the polling unit as a victory for the Deputy Governor.
“We are proud of her. She has represented us in the government as former Secretary to the Lagos State Government and now as Deputy Governor.
“We can only show our appreciation to her by ensuring that her party, APC wins and that was what we did,” Salau said.
The deputy governor thanked Allah for the victory.
She also thanked Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for continue to give the party member direction.
While casting her vote earlier in the morning, Adebule urged Nigerians to have strong faith in INEC to ensure a credible, free and fair election.
She believed that INEC will deliver credible poll after the last week hiccup.
She enjoined the electorate to report any shortcoming of the Ad-hoc workers to INEC Supervisors instead of taking laws into their hands.
She bemoaned the lateness of some INEC official to the polling unit.
“The INEC officials are a bit late but all the same, we are able to cast our votes successfully and by the end of today, we believe all voters in Nigeria will be able to cast their votes,” Adebule said.
She urged all the INEC officials to fasten the procedure to ensure all eligible voters to cast their votes.
“I believe if the INEC officials hasten up, none of the electorates will be disenfranchised.”
According to her, the turnout was impressive.
“I am impressed with the turnout, even on my way to the polling unit, I saw a lot of electorate trooping out to their units,” she said.
By our correspondent