Hajia Fatima Arinola Lawal, daughter of the former governor of Kwara state, late Alhaji Mohammed Lawal has won the Ilorin East constituency of Kwara state House of Assembly primary election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC.)
In the election conducted at the Banquet Hall opposite Kwara state government house Ilorin, Arinola polled 47 votes to defeat the incumbent member of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Ali Amuda-Jimoh who was seeking a re-election into the Assembly.
Amuda-Jimoh scored 13 votes while the third contestant, Mr Bashir Olayiwola scored no vote.
The returning officer for the election, Hon Habib Olesin while announcing the result of the election held on Thursday said that 60 voters were accredited and voted in the election adding that “I hereby declare Arinola Lawal of Magaji Are ward 1 having scored 47 votes out of the 60 votes cast in the election as the winner of the election.”
Arinola was until recently the Commissioner for Enterprise in Kwara state before she resigned to contest for an elective post.
She had previously served in the Ministry of Water resources in the twilight of the present administration led by governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
Edited by Felix Ajide