The son of the former Minister of state for defence, Babajide Obanikoro has replaced Elegushi’s younger brother, Oyekanmi as APC Eti-Osa house of Representative candidate after he(Oyekanmi) Withdrew from the race
It will be recalled that Babajide recently lost the APC Primary ticket to Oyekanmi Elegushi, younger brother to Oba Saheed Elegushi of Ikate Kingdom by two votes.
Obanikoro, who is currently representing the Constituency in the Lower Chamber, got 23 votes while Elegushi polled 25 votes at the primaries held at the Iru Victoria Island Local Council Development Area in Lagos.
During the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) meeting on Monday, 13 June, 2022 in Lagos, the leaders of the party prevailed on Oyekanmi to withdraw from the race for political balancing and allow the younger Obanikoro to serve his second term in office.
Babajide Obanikoro will square up with familiar opposition, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the man he defeated in the last general elections in 2019.