A senator representing Lagos West at the red chamber of the National Assembly Solomon Adeola has won his re-election bid in at the All Progressive Congress (APC) senatorial primary election in Ogun State.
Adeola popularly referred to as Yayi vied for the ticket of Ogun West Senatorial District and polled a total votes of 294 to defeat his closest rival the incumbent Senator representing Ogun West, Tolu Odebiyi, who reportedly scored zero votes in the primary election.
It was gathered that other aspirants in the race, Gboyega Isiaka and Abiodun Akinlade withdrew from the race after they settled for the House of Representatives tickets despite not obtaining a form seeking to go to the green chamber.
At the election held at the Orona Hall, in Ilaro, Odebiyi had earlier said he was the only candidate in the contest, a comment many are yet to understand.
The election was conducted by the APC electoral committee led by Dr Dapo Odukoya.
Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, also known by the alias Yayi, is a Nigerian politician serving as the Senator from Lagos West. From 2011 to 2015, he was the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts. He is also a chartered accountant, and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.