Osinowo: Epe Division Make Case To Occupy Vacant Seat

Osinowo: Epe Division Make Case To Occupy Vacant Seat

Osinowo: Epe Division Make Case To Occupy Vacant Seat

A call has gone to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other leaders of the party in Lagos State, to consider choosing a replacement for the late Senator Bayo Osinowo from Epe Division of the state.

Late Senator Osinowo, who died recently as a result of Coronavirus complications, represented Lagos East Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

Making the call at a press conference on Monday in Epe, Coordinator of the group, Comrade Giwa Murtala Moore explained that of all the five Local Government Areas (LGAs) under the Senatorial District, Epe LGA has been the only one that has never produced a candidate.

According to Moore, “For emphasis sake, Lagos East Senatorial District comprises of five Local Governments which are Kosofe, Shomolu, Ikorodu, Epe and Ibeju Lekki.”

“Among all the LGAs that made up the Senatorial District, four have benefited from the Senatorial seat. The distinguished senators that represented the Senatorial District in the time past are Senator Anthony Adefuye, Third Republic 1993 from Shomolu LGA; Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe 1999 – 2003 from Ikorodu LGA, Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora 2003 – 2011 from Kosofe LGA; Gbenga Ashafa 2011 – 2019 from Ibeju Lekki, then Senator Bayo Osinowo 2019 – 2020 represented the Senatorial district from Kosofe LGA.”

“Epe Division Forum therefore deem it very sacrosanct to passionately appeal to the leaders of APC across the senatorial district, Lagos state at large and the National leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to consider Epe Local Government.”

In a bid to achieve this, the group, however, urged the APC leadership in the state to zone the senatorial district by-election ticket to Epe LGA.
EDF also appealed to other local government areas within the senatorial district to consider making a sacrifice for Epe local government by withdrawing their expression of interest for the by-election.

The group explained that zoning the ticket to Epe alone, would further guarantee equitable distribution of power across all local government within the senatorial district.

It further explained that the local government has men and women of proven leadership worth and outstanding track records who have all it requires to render most effective services to the people.

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