Ex-Gov’s daughter Arinola wins Kwara APC Assembly ticket


Hajia Arinola Lawal

By Abiodun Esan

Hajia Fatima Arinola Lawal, daughter of former governor of Kwara, late Alhaji Mohammed Lawal, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly ticket in the state.

In the election conducted at the Banquet Hall opposite Kwara Government House, Ilorin, Arinola polled 47 votes to defeat the incumbent member, Mr Ali Amuda-Jimoh, who was seeking re-election.

Amuda-Jimoh scored 13 votes while the third contestant, Mr Bashir Olayiwola, scored no vote.

The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Habib Olesin, while announcing the result on Thursday, said that 60 voters were accredited and voted in the election.

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“I hereby declare Arinola Lawal of Magaji Are ward 1, having scored 47 votes out of the 60 votes cast in the election, as the winner of the election,” Olesin said.

Arinola was until recently the Commissioner for Enterprise in the state before she resigned to contest for the elective post.

She had also served in the Ministry of Water Resources in the twilight of the Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led administration.


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