- Bode George has reacted to the emergence of Tokunbo Abiru as APC senatorial candidate
- Abiru was nominated on Thursday, September 3, as APC sole candidate
- George, however, said that PDP would not impose candidates for the positions
Following the emergence of Tokunbo Abiru as All Progressives Congress (APC)'s a consensus candidate for the by-election for Lagos East senatorial district, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Olabode George, has reacted.
Vanguard reports that George admonished all aspirants for the senatorial and House of Assembly seats in the upcoming by-elections for Lagos East senatorial district and Kosofe 2 House of Assembly in the state to continue to conduct themselves with decorum, utmost civility and respect for each other.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking during a stakeholder meeting with aspirants, George said that PDP would not behave like another party where candidates were imposed in closed-door dictatorial action, where one man decides the fate of their party, there is no such thing in our party.
He said: “Our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party will be crossing another milestone next Saturday as we conduct primaries for the aspirants for the senatorial and House of Assembly seats. Typical of our party, there has been no violence.
"There has been no animosity. There have been no hostile actions anywhere. While the competition has been keen and full of enthusiasm, the aspirants have so far conducted themselves with absolute civility and tolerance. We must sustain this path of peace. We continue along with this civilized democratic engagement.
George said that only one person can prevail in any election, adding that, "this is the first principle. A winner will emerge. And those who fail to emerge must accept that the people have made their choice. And those who emerge victoriously must equally learn to be humble and civil enough to accommodate others who participated in the race.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC delegates on Thursday, September 3, in Ikorodu, nominated Tokunbo Abiru as its candidate for the election.
It was reported that Adebayo Osinowo, until his death, represented the people of the senatorial district in the red chamber of the National Assembly.
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