David Olumide Aderinokun, business magnate and the younger brother of the late GTB
founder Tayo Aderinokun has won the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest for the House of Representatives seat of the Abeokuta North/Obafemi Owode/Odeda Federal
Aderinokun polled 248 votes as against former factional Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly; Mr. Emmanuel Soyemi Coker who got 122 votes at the primaries which held on Thursday, October 4, 2018, in Abeokuta, Ogun.
Speaking after his victory, Aderinokun thanked party delegates and leaders for their support in the primaries and extended a hand of goodwill to other aspirants saying “there is no victory or loss today; rather we must unite as one family to bring the rewards of good governance to the people of our constituency.”
On his plans for the constituency, Aderinokun said he will sponsor bills to help provide jobs for his constituents.
It is left to be seen how well Aderiokun will fair at the election scheduled for February 2019, as he squares up against the incumbent, Mikail Kazeem who has been selected as a consensus candidate by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to represent the Abeokuta North/Obafemi-Owode/Odeda constituency.