..As Speaker Obasa picks ticket for 6th term
The son of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, Folajimi Mohammed, failed in his bid to return to Lagos State House of Assembly to represent Ikeja constituency for the third term.
He lost out to Sheyi Lawal in the party primaries, just as the Speaker of the House Hon. Mudashiru
Obasa won in the primaries to return to the House for the sixth term.
Hon. Mohammed got nine votes in the primary conducted while Lawal the winner polled 15 votes from the delegates.
Hon. Obasa was declared winner in the election on Friday by polling 25 votes cast by the delegates at the Iloro, Agege Health Centre venue of
the exercise, which was monitored by party and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
The speaker was the consensus candidate of his constituency.
The result of Ikorodu constituency one and two for the state Assembly was controversial as the primaries were held at two different places simultaneously. As of the time of filing this report, it was not certain which of the venue of the primary INEC endorsed.
The Majority leader of the State Assembly Sinai Agunbiade who is representing Ikorodu constituency one claimed to have won the primaries with 38 votes, while another report have
it that the 38 votes is meant for Gbolahan Ogunleye, son of former Deputy governor of the State Prince Abiodun Ogunleye.
In Ikorodu constituency two, it was said that Nuru Sholaja won the primaries while another report
says Abiodun Aro won the primary.
In Oshodi/Isolo federal constituency 2, the incumbent representative Hon. Ganiyu Johnson won the primaries, while the son of Henry Ajomale former state chairman of APC Ladi Ajomale won the primaries to represent the constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the platform
of the All Progressives Congress (APC).