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APC Picks Tokunbo Abiru To Replace Late Osinowo As Lagos East Senator

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The All Progressives Congress () in has picked a former Commissioner for Finance in the state, Mr , as its consensus candidate for the Lagos East senatorial by-election.

APC Picks Tokunbo Abiru To Replace Late Osinowo As Lagos East Senator
APC Picks Tokunbo Abiru To Replace Late Osinowo As Lagos East Senator

The party’s state Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr Abiodun Salami, gave the confirmation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos State.

He said the choice of Abiru, who recently stepped down as CEO of Polaris Bank, was agreed upon by party elders, including the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Salami said Abiru had been successfully screened at the party secretariat, adding that all the other aspirants had stepped down for him in agreement with the party.

“Mr Abiru is the consensus candidate of the party; it is confirmed.

“The elders, under the platform of Governor’s Advisory Council, met and consulted widely and they resolved on the choice of Abiru as the consensus candidate.

“The choice has been endorsed by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; all the other aspirants have stepped down in agreement, it was a unanimous decision, “he said.

Salami said the party would, notwithstanding, still follow the process of affirmation to validate the choice of Abiru as the APC flag bearer for Lagos East Senatorial District.
He said a lot of work was going on to produce an acceptable flagbearer for the state constituency election.

Salami described APC as the party of the people, saying the party will win both the senatorial and state constituency bye-elections.

On Kosofe 2 state constituency bye-election which will also hold on October 31, Salami said the party’s candidate would soon emerge.

He said a lot of work was going on to produce an acceptable flagbearer for the state constituency election.

Salami described APC as the party of the people, saying the party will win both the senatorial and state constituency bye-elections.

The Lagos East Senatorial District became vacant following the death of Senator , representing the area, on June 15.

The Independent National Electoral Commission also declared the Kosofe 2 state constituency seat vacant following the death of Mr Tunde Braimoh, the lawmaker representing the area, on July 10.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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