Ex-gov candidate Gbadamosi battles former Polaris Bank MD for Lagos East senatorial seat

Babatunde Gbadamosi

A former governorship candidate Babatunde Gbadamosi has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Lagos East senatorial bye-election scheduled for October 31.

Secretary of the PDP electoral committee Abiante Awaj-Imombak made the announcement on Saturday in Lagos while announcing results of the party’s primaries.

The accreditation and voting by delegates from wards in the five local government areas of Somolu, Kosofe, Ibeju- Lekki, Ikorodu and Epe started at 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 scored 21 votes and seven votes to place third and fourth, respectively,” he said.

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

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

Gbadamosi will be going toe-to-toe for the seat with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tokunbo Abiru, the immediate past MD/CEO of Polaris Bank.

Lagos East senatorial seat became vacant following the death of Senator Adebayo Osinowo on June 15.