Ibrahim Babajide Obanikoro, first son and child of Senator Musiliu Olatunde Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence, is the new All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives candidate for Eti Osa Federal Constituency, reports the gazelle news.com.
The younger Obanikoro, currently representing the Constituency in the Lower Chamber clinched the ticket after party leaders prevailed on the winner of the APC primary election for the Constituency, Oyekanmi Elegushi. Elegushi is the younger brother of revered Lagos monarch, the Elegushi of Ikateland, His Royal Majesty Saheed Elegushi.
At the keenly contested primary election in the last week of May, the younger Elegushi defeated the younger Obanikoro winning 25 delegate votes to 23.
At the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) meeting which took place on Monday, 13 June, 2022, the leaders of the party prevailed on the younger Elegushi to withdraw from the race for political balancing and allow the younger Obanikoro to serve his second term in office.
Ibrahim Obanikoro will square up with familiar foe, Bankole Wellington aka Banky W, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the man he defeated in the last general elections in 2019.