Former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, has won the Ogun East senatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 election.
Daniel was said to have scored 450 votes to defeat the incumbent Senator Lekan Mustapha, who polled 29 votes.
Daniel also defeated a former Deputy Governor to Ibikunle Amosun during his first term, Segun Adesegun, who garnered six votes and one Mr Seyi Oduntan, who had 12 votes.
At the commencement of the shadow election held Saturday at Itoro Hall in Ijebu-Ode, the former Commissioner for Health in Ogun, Babatunde Ipaye, had announced that Senator Mustapha, had stepped down for Daniel.
This, it was gathered, made other aspirants vacate the venue of the election, leaving behind only the former governor.
Newspot recalls that Daniel had, in the buildup to the 2019 elections, announced that he had retired from partisan politics, saying he had ceased to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under which he was elected as governor twice.
He later joined the APC, stressing that his followers insisted that he could not retire from politics yet.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Shuiab Salisu, has been declared the winner of the APC ticket to contest for the Ogun Central senatorial seat.
Earlier, our correspondent reported that the Lagos West Senator, Olamilekan Adeola, won the Ogun West Senatorial ticket of the APC.
Gbenga Daniel wins APC senatorial ticket in Ogun East