Bye-election: Gbadamosi emerges PDP candidate for Lagos East

The Peoples Democratic Party has announced Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi as its candidate for the Lagos-East senatorial bye-election, scheduled for October 31.

The Secretary of the PDP Electoral Committee, Mr Abiante Awaj-Imombak, made this known on Saturday in Lagos while announcing the results of the party’s primaries.

NAN reports that accreditation and voting by delegates from wards in the five Local Government Areas of Somolu, Kosofe, Ibeju- Lekki, Ikorodu and Epe started about 1.30 p.m.

Declaring the results, Awaj-Imombak said that 638 delegates were accredited with a total number of 624 votes cast, while 14 votes were voided.

He said that Gbadamosi scored 529 votes to emerge the winner in the election, while Saidat Odofin Fafowora got 59 votes to come second.

“The other two aspirants were Babatunde Olanrewaju and Yetunde Oyefusi, who scored 21 votes and seven votes to place third and fourth, respectively,” he said.

Awaj-Imombak said Mr Ademola Alebiosu had earlier emerged as the party’s flagbearer for Kosofe Constituency II state House of Assembly by-election.

In a statement after the election, the Lagos PDP spokesperson, Taofik Gani, boasted that “with these candidates, the All Progressives Congress will be defeated.”

He said the election was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission and other agencies.

The Lagos East Senatorial District became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo, representing the area, on June 15.

The Independent National Electoral Commission also declared the Kosofe 2 state constituency seat vacant following the death of Mr Tunde Braimoh, the lawmaker representing the area, on July 10.

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