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Lagos primaries: 2 senators get APC return tickets, Ashafa loses to Oshinowo

Lagos primaries: 2 senators get APC return tickets, Ashafa loses to Oshinowo

The ruling electoral committee of the National and state House of Assemblies primaries for Lagos state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday, October 6, officially released the results of the elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the primaries, including a repeat of the senatorial primary election, were held on Friday.

The senatorial primaries initially held on Thursday, but were cancelled and rescheduled owing to logistic issues.

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Announcing the results in Ikeja, chairman of the committee, Lucky Imasuen, said the primaries were contested for the three senatorial seats, 24 House of Representatives and 40 state House of Assembly seats .

For the results of the senatorial primaries, Imasuen said Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who was unopposed, polled 89,494 votes to emerge as candidate for Lagos Central.

For Lagos West, the committee chairman said the incumbent, Senator Olamilekan Solomon emerged winner with 378,906 votes, as against the 1,179 votes scored by Kayode Opeifa and Areago Olopade’s 1,275 votes .

Imasuen, a former deputy governor of Edo state, added that a member of the state House of Assembly, Bayo Osinowo defeated the incumbent Senator Gbenga Ashafa with 247,743 votes to emerge candidate for the Lagos East Senatorial district.

He disclosed that Ashafa, the incumbent, polled 20,385 in the primary.

Imasuen said the details of the House of Representatives and state House of Assembly primaries results were ready and that they would be released later.

He described the exercise as peaceful and successful.

“The primaries were peaceful and successful.

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“We thank the state chapter led by Tunde Balogun for the support for the committee.

“We also thank all other stakeholders including all members of our party in the state for making the conduct a success,” he said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state declared Jide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.

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