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Gbenga Ashafa bundled out of Senatorial race as Lagos assembly member picks ticket

Lagos glitzy senator Gbenga Ashafa has been knocked out of the Lagos east senatorial race after he was roundly defeated by a member of the State House of Assembly, Bayo Osinowo.

Ashafa, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Lagos east in the Senate lost his bid to return for the third time.

Bayo Osinowo the underdog in the race is a four-term member of the Lagos State House Assembly.

The result was declared on Saturday by the APC electoral committee of the national assembly and state house of assembly primary elections.

The primary election including a repeat of the senatorial primary elections was held on Friday.

Recall that the senatorial primaries which were initially held on Thursday were cancelled and rescheduled owing to some challenges.

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

Imasuen said Oluremi Tinubu, who was unopposed, polled 89,494 votes to emerge the candidate for Lagos central senatorial district and Olamilekan Solomon, the incumbent senator, emerged winner with 378,906 votes as against the 1,179 votes scored by Kayode Opeifa and Areago Olopade’s 1,275 votes.

Imasuen, a former deputy governor of Edo state, added that with 247,743 votes, Osinowo defeated Asafa who polled 20,385 in the primary election.

According to Imasuen, the details of the House of Representatives and State House of Assembly primaries results were ready and would be released later.

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