The hopes of Folajimi Mohammed, an incumbent lawmaker in the Lagos state house of assembly, to return to the house has been dashed as he lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to recontest the Ikeja constituency 1 seat.
Folajimi, is the son of Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, and has served as lawmaker in the state assembly for three consecutive terms.
The winner, Seyi Lawal, a house of representatives aspirant, and a former legislative leader of Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos secured the ticket after polling 15 votes to defeat Folajimi at the primary that was held on Friday.
In a news monitored through NAN, saw the primary 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 Folajimi , Seyi Lawal defeated seven other aspirants who also 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 said.