Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Babajide Obanikoro loses Lagos APC House of Reps ticket to Elegushi

Mr Obanikoro is son of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, while Mr Elegushi is brother to Oba Saheed Elegushi.

• May 27, 2022
Hon. Babajide Obanikoro
Hon. Babajide Obanikoro

Babajide Obanikoro (APC-Lagos) on Friday lost his second term bid at the APC House of Representatives primaries.

Mr Obanikoro, son of Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, lost the APC ticket to Oyekanmi Elegushi, brother to Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom by two votes.

Mr Obanikoro got 23 votes to Elegushi’s 25 votes at the primaries held at the 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. Thank you,” the APC Electoral Officer, Tolani Sule, said.

Mr Oyekanmi, while speaking to journalists after his victory, described the exercise as peaceful and transparent.

He also congratulated the other aspirants including Messrs 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,” he said.

A total of 50 delegates participated in the exercise, while three aspirants contested for the ticket.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette


Abe urges APC, PDP, other Rivers governorship candidates not to fight

“We must be peaceful in our conduct before, during and after the elections, and not to harass anybody,” said Mr Abe.

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu


CHAN Eagles: Rangers FC players invited to camp

Four players of Rangers International FC of Enugu have been called up to the preliminary 35-man list of the CHAN Eagles for qualifiers to the 2023 competition in Algeria.


PMAN should use music to unite divided Nigeria: Runsewe

The NCAC boss urged the association to produce a Nigerian song that will unify all the different ethnic groups in the country.


Insecurity: Ugwuanyi tells NSCDC to improve performance in Enugu

“The corps is known for integrity in service delivery and nothing short of that will be given to the good people of the state,” said the NSCDC commandant.


Enugu rated second best in primary healthcare delivery after FCT

ONE Campaign has rated Enugu as the second highest performing state in primary healthcare service delivery in Nigeria from 2019 to 2021.

FRSC at an accident scene


FRSC warns motorists to limit speed when driving in rain

The FRSC said the caution became necessary because of the forecast of heavy rainfall.