LAI MOHAMMED’S SON “FOLAJIMI” LOSES THIRD TERM APC TICKET TO RETURN TO LAGOS ASSEMBLY
Folajimi Mohammed, a lawmaker in the Lagos state house of assembly, and son of Lai Mohammed, has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to recontest the Ikeja constituency 1 seat in the state for the third time.
Folajimi, son of the current minister of information and culture, has served as lawmaker in the state assembly for two consecutive terms.
According to reports, Seyi Lawal, a house of representatives aspirant, secured the APC ticket after defeating Folajimi in a primary conducted on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Lawal is a former legislative leader in Lagos state’s Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA).
The primary election, which took place at St. Peters Anglican Primary School, Ikeja constituency 1, was conducted under heavy presence of security operatives.
Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were also present to monitor the exercise.
Aside from Folajimi and Seyi Lawal, seven other aspirants contested the Ikeja constituency 1 APC ticket, and they included Ismail Balogun, Taofeek Olorunfunmi, Olabode Akerele, Ladapo Olabiyi, Adegboyega Kuku, Bode Tawak, and Adesipe Adebiyi, according to reports.
Lawal received 15 votes to Mohammed’s nine votes, according to Ewosho Oladunjoye, head of the three-member APC electoral committee for the seat, who announced the results, while the other seven aspirants polled no votes.
Lawal commended the process in his acceptance speech, calling it “free and fair,” and thanked the leaders of the party.
“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.