The seat had become vacant following the sudden death of a former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo, who represented the constituency in the Assembly until April 27.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters of the party during a campaign rally at Eruwa, on Thursday, the governor was said to have urged the people to support the APC candidate.
The governor had led the campaign train of the APC leaders and supporters, including his wife, Chief Florence Ajimobi; State Chairman of the party, Chief Akin Oke; members of the House of Representatives; Assembly members led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olagunju Ojo; and member of the state executive council, Chief Adeniyi Akintola, SAN, among others.