Lai Mohammed’s son loses bid to return to Lagos assembly for third term

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Folajimi Mohammed, a lawmaker in the Lagos state house of assembly, has lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to recontest the Ikeja constituency 1 seat.

Folajimi, son of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has served as lawmaker in the state assembly for two consecutive terms.

Seyi Lawal, a house of representatives aspirant, secured the ticket after polling 15 votes to defeat Folajimi at the primary that was held on Friday.

Lawal is a former legislative leader of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos state.

According to NAN, the primary, which held at St. Peters Anglican Primary School, Ikeja constituency 1, was conducted under heavy presence of security operatives.

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were also present to monitor the exercise.

Aside from Folajimi and Seyi Lawal, seven other aspirants contested the Ikeja constituency 1 APC ticket, and they included Ladapo Oyebiyi, Ismail Balogun, Taofeek Olorunfunmi, Olabode Akerele, Adegboyega Kuku, Bode Tawak, and Adesipe Adebiyi.

Announcing the result, Ewosho Oladunjoye, chairman of the three-member APC electoral committee for the constituency, said Lawal scored 15 votes to defeat Mohammed, who polled nine votes.

The other seven aspirants polled no votes, while there was one void vote.

In his acceptance speech, Lawal commended the process, saying it was free and fair.

He also thanked the leaders of the party and assured members of the constituency of better and quality representation in the house of assembly .

“I thank the delegates, party faithful and the people of Ikeja constituency 1 for showing their support and l promise not to disappoint them,” he