- APC chieftains have started jostling for the vacant seat in the Lagos East Senatorial District
- About 10 politicians within the ruling party have already indicated an interest in the seat
- eaders of the party are said to be in a fix over the next step to take
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Less than a week after the demise of the lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Bayo Osinowo, politicians within his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have started jostling for his seat.
According to a report by New Telegraph, leaders of the party are said to be in a fix over the next step to take as politicians and their foot soldiers have started jostling for the vacant seat.
Already, the contest for who succeeds the late senator has commenced, as about 10 politicians have already been linked with the intrigues.
Names of possible replacements are already flying within the ruling party in Lagos as well as in the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While his family, constituents and supporters were still mourning the demise of the deceased, silent agitations for the senatorial seat had already commenced.
The intrigues were said to have commenced immediately after the burial of the senator, as some foot soldiers of politicians are already working hard to ensure their principals succeed Osinowo.
Those already linked with the senatorial race in APC to fill the vacuum created by Osinowo’s death are former Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji and Osinowo’s predecessor, Senator Gbenga Ashafa.
Others are the director-general of Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa; member of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Chief Lanre Rasak; former Lagos state commissioner for special duties, Dr Tola Kasali; a former member of the House of Reps, Hon. Dayo Bush-Alebiosu, and a former commissioner who is representing Kosofe, Prince Rotimi Agunsoye.
Meanwhile, following the death of Senator Osinowo, the National Assembly complex has again been shut down over fears of suspected COVID-19 cases.
A circular signed and released by a deputy director in the National Assembly, Titus Jatau, said the complex will be shut for two days for fumigation.
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