Ogun Senatetorial Seats: Gbenga Daniel, Solomon Adeola Win

Gbenga Daniel

Senator Adeola, right, and his image maker, Kayode Odunaro

Adejoke Monsurat

Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, secured 115,147 votes to defeat other candidates in the contest for National Assembly seat. The official results were announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Christopher Onwuka, at the Ogun East Senatorial Collation Centre in Itoro Hall, Ijebu-Ode.

Daniel cleared all the nine local government areas in the senatorial district, including Ijebu North, Odogbolu, Remo North, Sagamu, Ijebu North East, Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu East, Ikenne and Ogun Waterside.

A breakdown of the results showed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second in the senatorial election, polling 58,708 votes while the Labour Party (LP) followed with 13,061 votes.
Having satisfied the requirements of the law and polled the highest number of votes, Otunba Daniel was declared winner of the election.

Also, Senator Adeola, who is the senator currently representing Lagos West Senatorial District won the Ogun West Senatorial election with a total vote of 112,887 to his closest rival of PDP, Chief Ganiyu Dada Obanibasiri who scored 60,189. The Labour Party candidate came third with a total vote of 19, 244.

Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola

The result was announced by Professor. Oluseye Olusegun Onabanjo of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta at the Oronna Townhall, Ilaro, the Ogun West Senatorial Collation Centre at about 7. 30pmtoday.

Senator 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, 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 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.