The young Nigerian man who was declared winner of the Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency seat in Lagos state has been identified as son of Legendary musician, Sunny Ade.
George Folarin Adegeye, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), was on Tuesday, declared the winner of the Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency. Adegeye secured 46,702 votes to defeat Lanre Sanusi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 12,946 votes.
Oghene Ego, the incumbent legislator and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), came third after raking 5, 752 votes. Adegeye is the son of Sunny Ade, the ace music maestro and Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer. The politician’s mother is Risikat Ajoke Adegeye, the late wife of Sunny Ade, who was also a former lawmaker at the Lagos state house of assembly.
Risikat represented Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 at the Lagos assembly from 2011-2015. She was also a one-time chairmanship aspirant of APC in Amuwo Odofin LGA.
She died a day before Sunny Ade’s 75th birthday on September 21, 2021, and was buried a few days later. Meanwhile, in his acceptance letter, the politician said he would uphold his promises to his constituency. He also assured that Amuwo-Odofin federal constituency would have a “people-focused representation again.”
“I don’t make empty promises, but we all should be assured that I will not betray the people’s trust as overwhelmingly demonstrated through the ballot box on February 25,” he said. “The victory is for the good people of Amuwo-Odofin Federal Constituency.”