By Edith Igbokwe
The newly elected Lagos State Chairman of Nigerian Automobile Technician Association (NATA), Comr. Moruf Egberongbe has declared that, despite his persistent campaign across local government areas in Lagos State, his victory at the poll was by dint of luck as he beat his opponent with just six votes.
While speaking to ECHONEWS, Egberongbe affirmed that his victory did not come with ease as his winning margin was too small.
“I was under pressure as the election result unfolded in bit, due to the figures that were closely at par,” he stated.
The contest was between Egberongbe, former NATA state vice chairman from Ifako Ijaiye branch contesting under the platform of Progressives Group, and Come. Adekunle Yekeen, the former NATA state secretary, from Alimosho branch contesting under the platform of Formidable Group.
After the election held at Oshodi-Isolo Local Government secretariat, Egberongbe got 107 votes to beat his opponent who got 101 votes.
Earlier, the members of the association in Oshodi-Isolo branch had declared support for Egberongbe having promised them executive position and other benefits at the state level.
However, he expressed a great gratitude to members of NATA in all the 20 Local Government branches across the state for their support at the polls as he promised to give them good representation at the state level.
He said despite the odds, he emerged victorious through their supports.
He also appreciated his contender for accepting the result of the election in good faith, appealing to him for his support for the development of the association.