2023: Rep Member, Adefisoye, Defeats Ondo Speaker To Win APC Re-election Ticket
Daily Metro News NG
The lawmaker representing Idanre/Ifedore federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye has defeated the incumbent Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun to clinch the APC re-election ticket on a landslide victory.
Adefisoye scored 70 votes to defeat one time Rep member, Hon. Moshood Bakare who scored 6 votes while the incumbent Speaker who is believed to be Mr Governor’s anointed candidate came distance third with 3 votes. Although 17 delegates could not vote due to dramas that ensued.
The election was held at Premier Hotel in Igbara-Oke while 100 delegates were accredited and voting commenced at about 4pm. Three votes were voided while 17 voters could not vote.
Speaking with Newsmen shortly after he was declared winner, Hon. Adefisoye appreciated Almighty God who made the victory possible. He also thanked all the delegates for the total confidence reposed in him.
The federal legislator however assured all APC members in his constituency and all constituents that his victory in the primary election would only spur him to double his efforts for the delivery of greater democratic dividends.
The election came with some drama while voting was still ongoing as the agent of Bamidele Oloyeloogun suddenly collapsed. The agent laid on the floor for several minutes and this brought voting to a halt. He remained on the floor for more than two hours. Oloyeloogun was however requested to get a replacement for the agent but he said no other person was around to replace the sick agent.
Also, another issue erupted when the State House of Assembly Speaker, Bamidele Oloyeloogun openly hit the agent of Hon. Adefisoye, Mr Richard Adeyemi with an item suspected to be a charm. This again delayed voting for more than one hour.
However, police officers that came for the exercise eventually prevailed on Oloyeloogun to allowed voting to continue after about three hours delay..