Encomium and thunderous applause rent the air as Lagos Local Government elections held yesterday through the LASIEC returned Hon. Alabi Kolade David as the Chairman of Bariga Council for another term of 4 years. He was declared winner at about 1.30am this morning by Mr. Ganiyu Folarinwaju the LCDA Returning Officer for the election who certified that Honourable Alabi polled a total of 22,002 votes to beat the PDP candidate Mr. Ibrahim Wahab Tijani who scored 1,261 while the PP candidate Ayewumi Ishola Ismail came third with a total of 732 votes. The election which had 6.5 million registered voters was conducted by electoral commission under COVID-19 protocols which was strictly adhered to during the election. Lagos residents were seen yesterday en-mass to cast their ballots in 13,323 polling units across 57 local councils in the state to elect their local government chairmen and councilors for a fresh four-year term. It will be recalled that 15 political parties were registered for the election according to the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). Voting which begun about 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. in all the polling units also had those in the queue at 3p.m well attended to. In his speech the Bariga Chairman elect and the National President of ALGON Hon. Alabi thanked the people of Bariga whom he pledged his unflinching loyalty to and stated that trust and confidence reposed in him has led to all that has been witnessed. He stated that having known him, he will continue to prioritize projects, infrastructures an d other development aimed at transforming the Council as a model of excellent leadership and service delivery.