…Ogun Speaker, Adekunbi, Amosun’s aide, Adewolu lose out
The desire of Speaker, Ogun House of Assembly, Hon. Suraj Adekunbi and Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s aide, Leke Adewolu, to represent their people at the Federal House of Representatives was dashed as they did not make the Independent National Electoral Commission’s list just released.
Both Adekunbi and Adewolu were to represent the Egbado North/Imeko Afon and Ewekoro/Ifo Federal Constituencies. Former Chairman of Ado-Odo/Ota, Rotimi Rahman (Ota), also lost out.
However, Amosun’s name, as well as his preferred candidates for the National Assembly from Ogun East and Ogun West, Senator Lekan Mustapha and Chief Tolu Odebiyi were among the electoral’s long list for the Senate.
Mustapha, was a member of the influential house between 2007 amd 2011, after which he was succeeded by Alhaji Adegbenga Kaka.
Amosun, who wants to represent the Ogun Central, Senatorial district if he wins in the next year general, will be making history as the first senator that will represent the zone twice, since the return of democracy in 1999.
Also, Hon. Olumide Osoba, son of former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, Hon. Kayode Oladele, Hon. Ibrahim Isiaka, and Hon.Jimoh Ojugbele made the list of those that will represent their constituencies at the Federal House of Representatives.
For the records, the trio of Oladele, Isiaka and Ojugbele are returning to the federal house for the second time.
Olanrewaju Edun, whose choice and emergence sparked off wild protest, will represent the Abeokuta South Federal Constituency at the House, of Representatives.
The gain of Osoba is the loss, of Hon. Mikail Kazeem, who currently represents the Abeokuta North/Obafemi-Owode/ Odeda Federal Constituency.
While Director, General of Bureau of Lands, Biyi Ismail, made the list form Ijebu North/Ijebu North-East/Ogun -Waterside); Insurance guru, Biyi Otegbeye, will represent the Egbado South /Ipokia); at the House of Representatives if he wins.