Akin Alabi, the Chairman of premium sports betting site, Nairabet, has won the All Progressives Congress House of Representative ticket for Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency.
Mr Alabi 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 is not new in politics as in 2015 he contested for the Egbeda-Ona Ara seat of the House of Representatives’ election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but lost, Guardian writes.
He had earlier resigned from the sports betting company to enable him to concentrate on his political ambition ahead of 2019.
“In a few weeks, I will be resigning as CEO of NairaBET so I can fully concentrate on my campaign to contest for a seat in the House of Representatives.
“If I lose, my seat will be waiting for me at the head office. Politics is not a do or die affair,” he said.
There you have it…wonder what the odds are of him winning.