1940 Lagos by-election

A by-election was held for the Lagos seat in the Legislative Council of Nigeria in 1940. It followed the death of incumbent Olayinka Alakija, who had been a member of the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM).[1] Jibril Martin of the NYM was elected with 64% of the vote.

Campaign edit

Martin and Samuel Akisanya both sought the NYM nomination,[2] with Martin chosen as the party's candidate. His opponent was Crispin Adeniyi-Jones, a doctor who had been a member of the Legislative Council from 1923 until losing his seat in the 1938 elections.[1]

Results edit

Candidate Party Votes %
Jibril Martin Nigerian Youth Movement 505 64.41
Crispin Adeniyi-Jones Nigerian National Democratic Party 279 35.59
Invalid/blank votes
Total 784 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Tamuno

References edit

  1. ^ a b Tekena N Tamuno (1966) Nigeria and Elective Representation 1923−1947, Heinemann, p127
  2. ^ Nnamdi Azikiwe (1961) Zik: a selection from the speeches of Nnamdi Azikiwe, CUP Archive, p309