The Senator representing the Lagos West senatorial district, Olamilekan Adeola, has won an All Progressives Congress ticket in Ogun State.
Adeola, popularly known as Yayi, polled 294 votes to defeat his main rival and incumbent Senator representing the zone (Ogun West Senatorial district), Tolu Odebiyi, who scored zero.
Adeola was announced the winner of the APC Senatorial primary held at Orona Hall, Ilaro, the Headquarters of Yewa South Local Government Area of the state.
The Lagos West Senator recently relocated to the state and joined the Ogun West Senate race, in a sweeping movement tagged “West2West Agenda.”
The primary was conducted by APC Senatorial electoral committee led by Dr Dapo Odukoya.
Earlier, Odebiyi had said he was the only aspirant vying for the APC ticket in the ongoing party’s primaries for the zone.
Odebiyi, an ally of former Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, arrived the venue of the primary around 12:48pm with some of his supporters.
Speaking with newsmen, Odebiyi said he was the only aspirant in the primaries.
He described his Lagos West counterpart as a “visitor” in the exercise.
He noted that each of the two other aspirants – Abiodun Isiaq Akinlade and three-time governorship candidate in the state, Gboyega Isiaka, had stepped down days earlier to take up House of Representatives tickets respectively.
He said: “I am extremely delighted that finally, we are having an opportunity to handle our primaries and more importantly, I am also excited for the people of Ogun West.
“For me, I don’t even think I have opposition at this point in time. I am the only candidate for Ogun West.
“My two other brothers – Isiaka Abiodun Akinlade and Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka – who came out from Ogun West had accepted via for House of Rep slots. As far as I am concerned, I am the only candidate from Ogun West.
“Yes, we do have a visitor (Yayi) who is with us. We would accommodate him and listen to his view and at the end of the day, I believe I am going to triumph.”