1926 Lagos by-election

A by-election was held for the Lagos seat in the Legislative Council of Nigeria on 30 April 1926.[1] It followed the death of incumbent Egerton Shyngle, who had been a member of the Nigerian National Democratic Party (NNDP).[2] John Caulcrick of the NNDP was elected with 69% of the vote.

Campaign edit

Four candidates contested the elections; Caulcrick, a medical practitioner, was nominated by the NNDP, whilst the other three ran as independents. Two of whom had also contested the 1923 general elections – barrister Adeyemo Alakija and civil engineer George Debayo Agbebi, who had received 6% and 3% of the vote respectively. The final candidate was P J C Thomas, a businessman.[2]

Results edit

Candidate Party Votes %
John Caulcrick Nigerian National Democratic Party 451 69.49
Adeyemo Alakija Independent 93 14.33
P J C Thomas Independent 58 8.94
George Debayo Agbebi Independent 47 7.24
Invalid/blank votes 33
Total 682 100
Registered voters/turnout 833 81.87
Source: Tamuno

References edit

  1. ^ Nigeria Magazine, Issue 121, p19
  2. ^ a b Tekena N Tamuno (1966) Nigeria and Elective Representation 1923−1947, Heinemann, p122