Senatorial Primary : Musiliu Obanikoro loses APC ticket for Lagos West


A Former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has lost the APC Lagos West Senatorial primaries ticket to Dr. Idiat Adebule, a  former Deputy Governor of  Lagos State.

It would recalled that Obanikoro’s son, Babajide Obanikoro (APC -Etiosa) had also lost the APC ticket for a return to the House of Representatives in the area on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Adebule defeated Obanikoro with 424 votes as against 119 and third aspirant,  Kayode Opeifa,  who  polled four votes.

Emeka Okafor, APC Electoral Returning Officer who announced the result,  said Adebule scored 424 votes to emerge the Lagos West APC Senatorial candidate for the 2023 general elections.

According to  Okafor, Adebule polled 424 votes, Obanikoro -119 votes and Opeifa four votes.

“We have 557 total votes cast, with 10 invalid votes.

“I hereby declare Dr Idiat Adebule winner of APC Lagos West Senatorial Primary election,” he said.

Adebule in her acceptance speech thanked the party leaders and delegates for their support toward her victory.

The former deputy governor urged the electorate to give their full support to the party in the 2023  general elections.

She assured the constituents of proper and good representation at the National Assembly.

Obanikoro,  however, walked out from the election venue before the end of the counting exercise and declined comments.