Peoples Democratic Party new entrant, Jimi Agbaje has defeated former minister of state for Defense, Musiliu Obanikoro at the the party’s governorship primary election held today in Lagos.
Mr. Agbaje scored 432 votes against Mr. Obanikoro’s 343 votes from delegates across the state.
Jimi Agbaje who only joined the party recently is reported to enjoy the support of Olabode George who is also the chieftain of the party in the South-West.
At the start of the exercise, there was pandemonium in Lagos yesterday at the Yard 158 Event Centre along Oregun Road, venue of the PDP gubernatorial primary election, as thugs loyal to different governorship aspirants clashed.
In the ensuing battle for supremacy, guns, knives, bottles were deployed with many including a journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chioma Ugboma, sustaining various degrees of injuries. Security operatives arrested two persons.
It took the prompt intervention of policemen, at the event, who fired teargas canisters into the air to disperse the warring groups. Sniffer dogs were also used to bring the situation under control.
At the end of the primary election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje emerged victorious with a total of 432 votes.