Six Jostle For Party Ticket Ahead PDP’s Sept 5 Senatorial, House of Reps’ By-Elections Primaries
The Peoples’ Democratic Party has announced September 5 as its planned date for its primary elections for the Lagos East Senatorial district and Kosofe Constituency II House of Assembly.
The spokesperson for the party in Lagos, Mr Taofik Gani, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
Gani said all the necessary logistics had been put in place by the party to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
He explained that the party had cleared four aspirants to contest for the party’s ticket in a primary election for the Lagos East Senatorial district and two aspirants for the Kosofe II House of Assembly in Lagos.
He listed the four aspirants for the senatorial bye-election as Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Mrs Abiodun Oyefusi, Mrs Saidat Odofin-Fafowora and Mr Olanrewaju Babatunde.
The aspirants for the House of Assembly, Kosofe constituency II, are Mr Alebiosu Adekoya and Mr Aroyewun Segun.
“We are going into the Lagos-East senatorial bye-election and other future elections with the kind of morale needed and ready to face and defeat the All Progressives Congress, irrespective of their eventual candidate.
“Voters in that senatorial district will not be fooled by the affluence of any candidate but the physical developments sponsored and encouraged by the candidate. Any emergency largesse to the area now by any eventual candidate would be collected as a gift and will not be enough to ‘steal’ votes,” he added.
The Independent National Electoral Commission
says it is set to conduct bye-elections on October 31.
The Lagos East Senatorial District became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo, 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.Follow us on social media