The sons of political chieftains of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party have thrown their hats into the ring to contest for Lagos House of Assembly seats.
They include the son of the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, the son of the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lai Mohammed, and the son of a former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe.
Jimi Mohammed, the son of Lai Mohammed, is set to contest the Lagos State House of Assembly election.
According to information on the Facebook page of the APC, Jimi will contest the Ikeja constituency 1, the constituency the current Speaker of the House, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, represents. However, Ikuforiji has declared his intention to contest Lagos governorship election.
The statement read, “Jimi Mohammed, the son of APC spokesperson, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is running for a seat in the Lagos House of Assembly. He is coming out from the same area that the current speaker, Ikuforiji came out from in Ikeja.
“Already, he has begun campaigns for the seat and his friends are rallying round for him. Jimi is a brilliant guy. Judging by his achievements, he has done well for himself and others. Folajimi is the Managing Director of Knightsbridge Dredging Limited.
“He is a University of Kent, Canterbury, Law graduate. He also attended Fordham Law School and the Nigerian Law School.”
Meanwhile, our correspondent also learnt that Babajide Obanikoro, the son of the former Minister of State for Defence, has declared his intention to contest the Eti-Osa Constituency II election on the platform of the PDP.
Babajide, who attended Kings College, Lagos, and studied Political Science in the United States, also holds a Master’s degree from a University in New York.
Babajide came into prominence in 2011 when he contested the chairmanship of the Ikoyi/Obalende Local Council Development Area.
He was declared winner by the Lagos State Local Government Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ikeja the following year but the decision was later upturned by the Lagos State Appeal Tribunal which pronounced Adewale Adeniji of the APC as the winner.
Also, our correspondent learnt that Moyosore Ogunlewe, the son of a former Minister of Works and PDP chieftain, Mr. Adeseye Ogunlewe, will contest the Kosofe Constituency 1 seat of the Assembly.
Moyosore, who studied Business Administration at the University of Lagos, holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Buckingham, in the United Kingdom.