Gbajabiamila gets 6th term bid unopposed


Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila

By Adeoti Okunlola/ Olayinka Olawale/ Oku Offiong

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday won the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket for the sixth term, unopposed, to represent Surulere Constituency I.

Gbajabiamila has been in the House of Representatives since 2003. He was the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives in the Seventh National Assembly. He was elected the Speaker in the ninth National Assembly with 283 of 361 votes.

The primary election took place on Friday at Akerele Primary Health Centre, Surulere, amid tight security provided by the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Department of State Services.

Federal Road Safety Corps personnel were also on ground.

At 3:08 pm, the election began with the accreditation of delegates. Thirty ad-hoc delegates drawn from nine wards in the constituency were accredited, and they voted.

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Counting of votes started immediately after voting.

Mr Ganiyu Adeyinka, the representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission, announced the result and declared Gbajabiamila the winner.

Adeyinka said that the speaker polled all the 30 votes as the sole contestant for the ticket.

APC is holding its House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries across the 40 Lagos State constituencies and 24 federal constituencies in the state.


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