Senator Gbenga Ashafa has lost his bid to return to the Senate, for a third term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The 63-year-old senator lost the ticket for Lagos East senatorial district to a four-term House of Assembly member, Bayo Osinowo, according to the results announced on Saturday.
The All Progressives Congress Electoral Committee of the National Assembly and State House of Assembly primary elections declared the results.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports the primary election, including a repeat of the senatorial primary elections, were held on Friday.
The senatorial primaries initially held on Thursday but were cancelled and rescheduled owing to logistic issues.
Announcing the results in Ikeja, Chairman of the committee, Mr Lucky Imasuen, said the primary elections were conducted for the three senatorial seats, 24 House of Representatives and 40 State House of Assembly seats.
In the results of the senatorial primaries, Imasuen said Senator Oluremi Tinubu, who was unopposed, polled 89,494 votes to emerge the candidate for Lagos Central. Read more