By Dayo Badmus,
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and APC Senatorial candidate for Ogun West Senatorial District, Senator Solomon Adeola has emerged as the winner of the Ogun West Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly Election held on Saturday.
Adeola, who is currently representing Lagos West Senatorial District, won the Ogun West Senatorial election by a total vote of 112,887, while his closest rival, the PDP candidate, Ganiyu Dada Obanibasiri, scored 60,189. The Labour Party candidate came third with a total vote of 19, 244.
The result was announced on Sunday by Professor Oluseye Olusegun Onabanjo of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta at the Oronna Hall, Ilaro, the Ogun West Senatorial Collation Centre at about 7.30pm.
Adeola, who had won all his five previous elections consecutively, made national history by winning again in Ogun West from his present senatorial district of Lagos West, making a senator in a state and a senator-elect in another state until the expiration of his current term in June this year.
Senator Adeola had won his party’s primary in Ogun West against the incumbent Senator, Tolu Odebiyi, by a total vote of 294 against zero for the incumbent in a democratic election that had the presence of the incumbent.
The winning votes of 112,887 votes for Senator Adeola marked a departure from the previous senatorial election of 2019, where the winner scored 58, 452 votes out of a total of 150,517 of the three top candidates.
The total vote cast for the three leading candidates in this election was 192, 320.
Expressing satisfaction with the outcome of the poll in his favour and in favour of all APC candidates, including APC Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Adeola thanked God and his people for the overwhelming confidence and trust they expressed through their votes, adding that having gone round the nooks and crannies of Ogun West in his ward to ward campaign tour, he knows where the shoe pinches them and is ready to give effective representation never experienced before in the district.
“I want to assure you that having gone round the 59 wards of the district, I am aware of the developmental challenges facing my people in the area of infrastructure, energy, education and healthcare.
“Even before the election, I have started addressing some of these challenges and I promise to continue in similar pattern in the days, weeks and months ahead” he stated.