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Speaker House of Reps Gbajabiamila, Obasa Win APC Primaries

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

The election, which started with accreditation of delegates at 3pm, had 30 ad-hoc delegates drawn from nine wards in the constituency who were accredited and voted.

A representative of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ganiyu Adeyinka, who supervised the election, declared Gbajabiamila the winner of the exercise.

The Speaker polled all the 30 votes as the sole contestant for the ticket.

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.

In a related development, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has been declared winner of the APC primary election for Agege Constituency 1 of the State House of Assembly.

Dr Obasa recorded 25 votes to emerge the winner of the primary election which had only him as the contestant.

With the victory, Obasa will be serving his sixth term as a lawmaker representing Agege Constituency 1.

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