Adewale Aeroland emerges PDP candidate for Lagos West, for second time


Mr Segun Adewale

By Oluwatope Lawanson

Mr Segun Adewale on Monday night defeated Mr Yomi Ogungbe to pick the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the Lagos West Senatorial District seat at the primary election held at the Stadplus event centre, Ikeja.

Mr Daniel Ugo-Unibaiye, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result, said that due process was followed during the primaries.

Ugo-Unibaiye said that Adewale scored 264 votes to emerge the winner, while Ogungbe polled two votes. Two votes were voided.

Adewale thanked the delegates for voting for him and pledged to work with members of the party to win the secondary election.

Adewale, also called Aeroland, lauded the conduct of the election and the opportunity to be presented as the PDP flag bearer, urging party members to unite and ensure victory for the PDP during the polls in 2023.

“My first priority is to reconcile with my opponent, Mr Yomi Ogungbe, so that we can be better united and work together as one.

“We must tidy up all the differences within our party before we move ahead to the main elections,” he said.

He also urged the electorate, especially the youths, to get registered, get their Permanent Voter’s Card, and partake in the coming elections.

Adewale said that by so doing, the people would get the new Nigeria they were clamouring for.

NAN reports that 356 delegates from the 10 Local Government Areas in the senatorial district, were expected to participate in the exercise.

The areas are Agege, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Ajeromi, Badagry, Ikeja, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ojo, Mushin, and Oshodi/Isolo.

However, out of the 10 local government areas, Ojo and Amuwo-Odofin were not represented during the exercise.

Otunba Segun Adewale, popularly known as Segun Aeroland contested the 2015 senatorial election on the PDP platform.

He lost to Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, a.k.a Yayi of the APC, who has now jumped to Ogun West to seek a return to the senate in 2023.

Adewale was born 15 May, 1966.

He hails from Ipoti EKiti in Ijero Local Government Area of EKiti state.

He had his primary education at the Seventh Day Adventist School, Abule Oja, Lagos between 1972 and 1978.

He began his secondary education in 1979 in Ipoti High School, Ekiti. But he returned to Lagos to complete the secondary education at Oriwu College, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Adewale attended the University of Ibadan between 1986 and 1990, where he bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in geography.

He obtained his master’s degree in public administration at the Lagos State University in 1995.

He equally obtained a Certificate in Airline Management and Operations in 2012 and got a requisite Certificate in Flight Operations from the Institute of Flight Operations and Dispatcher (IFOD), Texas, USA in 2013.

He founded Aeroland Travel Limited in 1997.

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