Tinubu’s wife wins Lagos APC senatorial primaries, Ashafa loses

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has won the party’s senatorial primaries conducted on Friday.

Mrs Tinubu, representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, is bidding to return to the Senate for a third term.

Her colleague from Lagos East, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, was not so lucky, as he lost his third term bid to a four-term Lagos House of Assembly member, Bayo Osinowo.

The All Progressives Congress Electoral Committee of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly primaries announced the results on Saturday.

The senatorial primaries initially held on Thursday but were cancelled and rescheduled owing to logistic issues.

Announcing the results in Ikeja, Chairman of the committee, Lucky Imasuen, said primary elections were conducted for the three senatorial seats, 24 House of Representatives and 40 State House of Assembly seats.

In the results of the senatorial primaries, Imasuen said Senator Tinubu, who was unopposed, polled 89,494 votes to emerge the candidate for Lagos Central.

For Lagos West, the committee chairman said the incumbent, Senator Olamilekan Solomon emerged winner with 378,906 votes, as against the 1,179 votes scored by Mr Kayode Opeifa and Mrs. Areago Olopade’s 1,275 votes.

Imasuen, a former Deputy Governor of Edo State, added that Osinowo defeated the incumbent Senator Gbenga Ashafa with 247,743 votes to emerge candidate for the Lagos East Senatorial district.

He disclosed that Ashafa, the incumbent, polled 20,385 in the primary election.

Imasuen said the House of Representatives and Lagos State House of Assembly primaries results were ready and would be released later.