Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Taiwo Kolawole, has lost his chance to return for a fifth term to represent Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 1, as he was defeated by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the constituency, Dayo Famakinwa.
Until his defeat, Kolawole was the oldest and one of the most knowledgeable members of the House, having been a member of the Assembly since 1999.
Apart from Kolawole, seven other candidates of the APC for the House lost their elections to candidates of the PDP in the election held on 11 April.
Other lawmakers, who likewise lost their seats include Abdulbaq Ladi-Balogun, the representative of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 2; Sultan Adeniji-Adele representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1; Ramota Akinola-Hassan representing Amuwo Odofin 2; Ladi-Balogun was defeated by Oluwa Olatunji Fatai while Dipo Olorunrinu and Hakeem Bello defeated Adeniji-Adele and Akinola Hassan.
The PDP candidate for Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 1, Shokunle Hakeem, was declared winner while Ladi Ajomale, son of the APC chairman in Lagos State, Henry Ajomale lost in Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2 to the PDP candidate, Emeka Idimogu, who was declared winner.
In Surulere Constituency 2, the candidate of the PDP, Mrs. Mosunmola Sangodara-Rotimi beat Abiodun Awobotu of the APC to clinch the seat.
In all, while the PDP has eight seats, the APC has 32 seats.
Some winners of the Assembly seats on the platform of the APC include Desmond Elliot (Surulere Constituency 1), Folajimi Mohammed (Ikeja Constituency 1) Adedamola Kasunmu (Ikeja Constituency 2), Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni (Lagos Island Constituency 1), Giwa Shakirudeeen (Lagos Island Constituency 2), Adekanye Oladele (Lagos Mainland I), and Olayiwola Olawale (Mushin Constituency 2).