It's official. The All Progressives Congress has unanimously selected Mudashiru Hussein as the flag bearer of party.

But one wonders how the two-time rejected stone emerged at the crux of the building foundation. Hussein was disqualified by the party's screening and appeal committees. They reported that he did not meet the criteria to replace the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

Miraculously, he was eventually cleared by the National Working Committee and is set to contest the election. He was also unopposed during the primary election which held in Osogbo, the state capital. He scored 2,412 votes.

On Tuesday, the People's Democratic Party welcomed the  younger brother of late Senator Adeleke, Demola as its unopposed candidate.

His supporters in the APC said they were certain he would not get the ticket. This prompted Demola's decision to cross-carpets.

In his acceptance speech, Hussein said he would use his mandate to serve the party and people of his senatorial district.

Hussein, who described Adeleke’s death as painful, said he would build on the achievements  of the late senator.

The Independent National Electoral Commission  had fixed July 8 for the by-election.