Folajimi Mohammed, son of the Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to represent Ikeja Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Folajimi, who has served as a lawmaker in the state assembly for two consecutive terms, lost to another aspirant Seyi Lawal, who secured the ticket after polling 15 votes at the primary that was held on Friday.
The primary was conducted under heavy presence of security personnel at St. Peters Anglican Primary School, Ikeja Constituency 1 in Lagos.
Lawal, a former legislative leader of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos, was declared the winner by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Aside from Folajimi and Lawal, seven other aspirants contested the Ikeja constituency 1 APC ticket, and they included Ladapo Oyebiyi, Ismail Balogun, Taofeek Olorunfunmi, Olabode Akerele, Adegboyega Kuku, Bode Tawak, and Adesipe Adebiyi.
Announcing the result, Ewosho Oladunjoye, chairman of the three-member APC electoral committee for the constituency, said Lawal scored 15 votes to defeat Mohammed, who polled nine votes.
The other seven aspirants polled no votes, while there was one void vote.
In his acceptance speech, Lawal commended the process, saying it was free and fair. He also thanked the leaders of the party and assured members of the constituency of better and quality representation in the house of assembly .
“I thank the delegates, party faithful, and the people of Ikeja constituency 1 for showing their support and l promise not to disappoint them,” he said.
KanyiDaily recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad has also lost the APC ticket of the House of Representatives in Kano State.