- Plenary has been adjourned by the Senate in honour of the late Bayo Osinowo who died recently
- The Senate also said it would hold a valedictory session for the late senator
- The 64-year-old senator representing Lagos East senatorial district died in a hospital in Lagos on Monday, June 15
In efforts to honour their departed colleague, Bayo Osinowo, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, June 30, adjourned legislative proceedings.
Osinowo died of complications from the Covid-19 pandemic in Lagos on June 15.
The Senate which observed a minute silence for Osinowo will also hold a valedictory session for the late Lagos East senator on Wednesday, July 1.
This was disclosed by deputy Senate president, Senator Ovie Omo- Agege, who presided over plenary.
The senators signed the condolence register opened for their late colleague.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that less than a week after the demise of the lawmaker representing Lagos East Senatorial District, 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.
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