History has just been repeated in the just concluded Lagos East Senatorial Bye-election in Lagos State.
In the election, which held across 30 wards in the district, Abiru floored his only contender, Babtunde Gbadamosi, who incidentally is his kinsman from Ikorodu Town.
Interestingly, Abiru’s victory over Gbadamosi is a replay of similar scenario in 1979, when Abiru’s late father, Justice Muba Abiru also defeated his own kinsman and Gbadamosi’s grandfather in the 1979 Senatorial election in the State. Late Abiru contested and won the election on the platform of Action Group while late Gbadamosi contested on the platform of the National Council of Nigerian and Cameroun (NCNC).
With the declaration of Tokunbo Abiru as the winner of the Lagos East Bye-election, Abiru has again made history by repeating the same electoral feat recorded by his late dad exactly 41 years ago.
The APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru who is a trained economist, retired banker and former Polaris Bank Managing Director scored a total of 89,204 votes to defeat Babatunde Gbadamosi of PDP who polled a paltry 11 ,257 votes to come a distant second in the just concluded election.
According tothe results announced by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abiru polled a total of 89,204 votes while Babatunde Gbadamosi, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, secured 11,257 votes.
Abiru defeated his opponent by a wide margin in all the five local government areas in the senatorial district.
In his acceptance speech, Abiru has stated that his victory was a confirmation of the popularity of APC in the State.