Lawmaker exposed for sharing constituency palliative as souvenir loses Lagos assembly APC return ticket
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Incumbent Lagos lawmaker Mojisola Alli-Macaulay has lost her bid to return to Amuwo Odofin Constituency I, at the state’s House of Assembly.
She lost the ticket of the All Progressives Congress to Olaitan Folorunso at the primaries last Friday.
Three aspirants were voted by 20 delegates representing three wards from the constituency.
While Mr Olaitan won the party ticket with 12 votes, Ms Alli-Macaulay got four votes, and another aspirant identified as Adesina Ado also got four votes.
The returning officer, Akintola Falade, announced Mr Olaitan as the Amuwo Odofin Constituency I winner.
“When we summed up the number of the figures, while Mojisola Alli-Macaulay scored four, Ado Adesina scored four, Folorunso Olaitan scored 12,” he said.
“By virtue of that, we have Hon. Olaitan Segun Folorunso as the winner of the primary election conducted today, May 27, at Amuwo Odofin constituency 1.”
It would be recalled that the incumbent lawmaker was exposed for sharing Covid-19 palliatives meant for constituents as her birthday gifts in 2020.
Similarly, during the #EndSARS movement, Ms Alli-Macaulay accused protesting youths of destroying properties in Lagos and called them ‘hoodlums’ high on ‘drugs.’
She had said: “Even as a young person, why can’t you become a designer? There is no excuse for being a hoodlum. The National Orientation Agency needs to set to work. We need to begin to orientate our young people.”
“They need people who can talk to them from time to time. They are high on drugs all the time, most of them.”