Nairabet’s chairman and philanthropist, Otunba Akin Alabi has won the All Progressives Congress House of Representative ticket for Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency in Oyo State.
He announced on social media that he clinched an automatic ticket after other contenders stepped down for him.
“I have just been declared the winner of the primary election after the other contestants, Hon Jenrade, Hon Adewale Ishola and Hon Adio all stepped down for me,” Alabi tweeted on Thursday.
The Nairabet chairman had in 2015 contested for the Egbeda-Ona Ara seat of the House of Representatives’ election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but lost.
He, however, noted that he will be returning to the betting company if he fails to win the primary. On winning the primaries, he took to Instagram to say:
“So we did it. A big thank you to everyone that supported us. A big thank you to our leader, His Excellency, Sen Abiola Ajimobi for overseeing the elections devoid of rancour compared to what we have been hearing from other places. I thank all the leaders of our great party, The All Progressives Congress led by our state chairman, Chief Akin Oke. A massive thank you to all the executives and members of the APC, Egbeda and Ona Ara local governments chapters. The is the first hurdle. The second is coming up in a few months. Thank you all. #akinalabiforhouseofreps #akinalabi #APC #2019”