OrderPaperToday – After election, it is always a song of victory for some people while some are down with pain of being defeated. One of those singing songs of victory is famous business mogul in Nigeria, the CEO of Nigeria’s first ever sports betting firm (NairaBet), Mr. Akin Alabi.
Mr. Akin was the House of Representative candidate for Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency in Oyo state under the ruling party, All Progressives Congress. He has just been elected.
The newly elected ‘Honourable’ earned his seat in House of Reps by defeating his main opposition, Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Iyanda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other candidates.
The Nairabet chairman earlier contested in 2015 for the Egbeda-Ona Ara seat of the House of Representatives’ election under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but lost.
After the victory, he took to his twitter account to show his appreciation. He tweeted on Sunday: “Thank you Egbeda/Ona Ara federal constituency for believing in me. Thank you to my great party, APC for giving me the platform. Thank you to everyone that wished me well and those that didn’t. Abuja Loading. #AkinMeansBusiness”
He then made another tweet to dedicate his victory to his father. “In 1992, my dad lost his election. He contested for a seat in the House of Representatives. In 2015, I contested and lost too. In 2019, I won. My dad is alive to witness this. He is happy and I dedicate this victory to him,” he shared.
Reporting by Owokade Oluwatomilade