A former Managing Director of Polaris Financial institution, Tokunbo Abiru, has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election.
The ballot will likely be held on October 31.
He emerged on the celebration’s primaries performed throughout the 72 wards within the 5 native authorities areas within the district.
They’re Kosofe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Epe and Somolu.
Ibrahim Masari, Chief Returning Officer, mentioned 111,551 celebration members voted for Abiru.
“We’re right here to affirm the nomination of our candidate, Tokunbo Abiru. There was no contest. Nevertheless, we have now accomplished the affirmation ranging from the wards, native governments as much as the senatorial
“The whole variety of accredited voters, 111,551; complete votes forged, 111,551; legitimate votes, 111,551 and invalid votes, none. None as a result of we did direct main,” he mentioned.
APC State Chairman, Tunde Balogun, described the method as clear.
Balogun mentioned the adoption of the consensus strategy was based mostly on understanding and self-discipline.
“Within the structure of APC, we have now the 2 choices for choosing our candidates, that are consensus and contest. Lagos APC determined to make use of the consensus strategy and that’s correct and constitutional.”
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) declared the seat vacant after the demise of Senator Bayo Osinowo on June 15.
Osinowo, popularly often called Pepperito, died on June 15.