- A former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has lost the APC Lagos West Senatorial primaries ticket
- His loss came a day after his son, Ibrahim Obanikoro (APC, Eti Osa), lost the ticket for a return to the House of Representatives
- Obanikoro lost to Idiat Adebule, a former deputy governor of Lagos State who polled 424 votes as against 119
Nigeria's former minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has lost the senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos West.
The former minister lost to former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule.
Obanikoro suffered the loss 24 hours after Babajide, his son, lost his reelection ticket to the House of Representatives.
The younger brother of Oba Saheed Elegushi defeated Obanikoro’s son in the APC Primary for Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.
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In Saturday’s election Adebule, who served as Deputy Governor under the immediate past administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, polled 424 votes while Obanikoro trailed with 119 Votes.
A former Commissioner for Transportation in the state, Mr. Kayode Opeifa came a distant third with with four Votes.
Adebule's victory excites group, insists it shows evidence of internal democracy in Lagos APC
A group for gender parity and positive political change in Lagos state, The Transformation Ambassadors (TTA) has described the victory of former Lagos state deputy governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, as an evidence of internal democracy in the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
Dr Adebule who is also a member of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), an apex advisory body in the state, polled 424 delegates’ votes to defeat the former minister of state for defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro who scored 119 and former Lagos state commissioner for transport, Kayode Opeifa who recorded 4 votes at the Lagos West Senatorial District primary election held at the Agege Stadium, on Saturday.
While commending the leadership of the party and delegates for the smooth conduct of the primaries in the district, convener of the group, Comrade Olufemi Omojuwa, said the emergence of the former deputy governor as a round peg in a round hole.