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Lagos Deputy Speaker loses 5th term re-election bid

Posted: Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Akinwunmi King /  Snr Reporter, Lagos
Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House, Taiwo Kolawole, representing Ajeromi/Ifelodun Constituency 1, has lost his bid to return to the House for a fifth term. Kolwole, a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Dayo Famakinwa.

The lawmaker, who has been in the House since 1999, was defeated by Famakinwa, after securing majority of the votes. The PDP candidate was able to secure major votes, because of supports from people of the area which include the popular Ajegunle that came out en masse to defeat Kolawole.

With Kolawole’s defeat, his dream of becoming the Speaker of the 8th Assembly, has now been shattered.