Babajide Obanikoro on Friday lost his bid for a second term to represent Eti-Osa 1 Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives under the All Progressives Congress.
Obanikoro, son of a former minister of state for defence Musiliu Obanikoro, lost the APC ticket to Oyekanmi Elegushi, brother of Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom by two votes.
Obanikoro got 23 votes to Elegushi’s 25 votes at the primaries held at Iru Victoria Island Local Council Development Area in Lagos.
‘’At the end of the exercise, Oyekanmi Elegushi scored 25 votes; Babjide Obanikoro scored 23; Adegoke Rasaq scored two,‘’ the electoral officer Tolani Sule said.
Addressing the press, Oyekanmi congratulated the other aspirants including Obanikoro and Rasaq, saying ‘’At the end of the day, we are all fighting for the same cause. So, I will say we are all one, Eti-Osa 1 and I say thank you to the delegates, they played their parts and they voted their conscience.
‘’I can assure the constituents that this tenure is going to be a wonderful one; we have our programmes all lined up and we are not going to wait to get into office before rolling them out. It is something people will start to see from tomorrow.”