The Chief Whip of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Rasaq Balogun is the major casualty in the primary of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick its candidates for state Assembly election coming up in February which took place on Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014.
Balogun was beaten by a newcomer for the Surulere Constituency 2 ticket. To rub salt on his injury, he came third in the primary.
Also beaten were: Mrs Adebimpe Akinsola, Ikorodu Constituency 2; Mufutau Egberongbe, Apapa Constituency 1; Suru Avoseh, Badagry 2; Wahab Alawiye-King, Lagos Island Constituency 2; and his counterpart in Constituency 1, Akeem Masha.
In Ikeja, it was sweet victory for nephew of the National Leader of APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Adedamola Richard Kasumu; and son of the APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Jimi Mohammed.
Kasumu picked the party’s ticket for Ikeja Constituency 2 while Jimi Mohammed picked the Constituency 1 ticket.
On the other hand, more incumbent lawmakers picked the party’s ticket. They include: Ibrahim Layode, Badagry Constituency 1; Muyiwa Jimoh, Apapa Constituency 2; Sanai Agunbiade, Ikorodu Constituency 1; Gbolahan Yisawu, Eti-Osa Constituency 1; Segun Olulade, Epe Constituency 2; his counterpart in Epe Constituency 1, Abiodun Tobun; Rotimi Olowo, Somolu Constituency 1; and his counterpart in Constituency 2; Rotimi Abiru.
A tragic reaction greeted the victory of former Chairman of Lagos Mainland Local Government, Oladele Adekanye over incumbent Bashiru Oloto in the primary to pick the ticket for Lagos Mainland Constituency 2.
After Adekanye was declared winner, violence erupted between supporters of the two contestants with dangerous weapons used.
Thegazellenews.com learnt that about five people have been killed in the violence.