- Senator Oluremi Tinubu has urged members of the party to unite ahead of the 2019 general elections
- The senator commended the people of her constituency for returning her unopposed
Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the wife of the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has urged members of the party to unite ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Legit.ng gathered that Tinubu, who represents Lagos central senatorial district at the Senate made the plea on Thursday, October 4.
She made the call at the Eti-Osa ward E, located at Oyinkan Abayomi drive in Ikoyi area of Lagos where she participated in the senatorial and House of Representatives primaries in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Senator Oluremi Tinubu was declared unopposed in the list of aspirants released by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC and signed by the national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena.
Tinubu, who is representing the district for the second term at the Senate, was being returned for a third term.
The senator commended the people of her constituency for returning her unopposed. She also promised she would not disappoint her supporters and urged them to unite ahead of the 2019 elections.
”As we embark on the imminent elections, our politics should epitomise patriotic labour and selfless service to the community.
”Our vote is our right, hence, we must exercise this right within the ambit of law by refusing to be a party to vote buying or selling, and ensuring a peaceful election devoid of violence, chaos and upheavals.
”Together, we must ensure that our democratic process is sustained and that we embrace government efforts to transform our economy and make Nigeria a better place for all," she said.
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NAN reports that as at 1:09 p.m., when Senator Tinubu arrived, there were no electoral officers on ground for accreditation and to conduct the election by affirmation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state declared Jide Sanwo-Olu as winner of the primary election and governorship candidate of the party for 2019.
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