|Babajide Ibrahim Obanikoro|
Finally and finally, the first son of former defense Minister, Musiliu Obanikoro in the person of the handsome and very dogged, Babajide Ibrahim Obanikoro has won the contest to determine who would contest the election into the House of Representatives as per Eti-Osa Federal Constituency.
In a gallant battle that saw him facing the incumbent Hon. Akinloye Hafeez Babajide, 50 who had already done 2 terms before and had also done 2 terms as a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2093vtill 2011. The much younger Jide Obanikoro with an overwhelming support nearly obliterated his opponent on Election day. Jide had contested election several times before, twice for the chairmanship of Obalende/Ikoyi LCDA to be more precise, but unfortunately being in the other party against the ruling party had always put paid to his Ambition, losing on both counts. In fact, it is said in some quarters, that those elections where he was adjudged to have lost, he might have actually won on both occasions, but he was denied the victory on both occasions!
But since the young man at 35 year old and his dad Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was a former minister of state for defense and also a former Mayor of Lagos Island, change tact and moved over to the winning party in Lagos, which is the APC from the PDP, it seems fortune has finally smiled on him and the immediate result of that good move, might just be seen in this win. Jide had joined the APC in his ward C Ikoyi constituency about 8 months ago and he was welcomed then by a former Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, Mr. Wale Edun and others.
The APC election happened yesterday, Thursday, October 4, 2018 and as per the 7 wards where the elections took place, Jide won glaringly with an unassailable margin in 4, while the incumbent won slightly in just 2, another opponent who has since withdrawn and given all his support to Jide was said to have won in one ward. There are 10 wards in all according to the information we have.