Following the release of the list of Senatorial aspirants by APC National Headquarters, today where the 3 incumbent Senator representing Lagos State , all were all cleared. The name of the outgoing lawmaker representing Kosofe Constituency II, Hon. Bayo Osinowo was missing.
In a swift reaction Hon. Bayo Osinowo, issued a press statement sighted in Kosofepost from some of his supporter’s.
“My attention has been drawn to news circulating over the social media that I was not cleared for the Senate election taking place next year.
“I want to inform my supporters and party members in the All Progressives Congress (APC) particularly at the Lagos East Senatorial District that the report is not true and unfounded.
“Our opponent and detractors faced with obvious defeat at the coming primaries of our party cooked up this lie to cause confusion especially among our supporters.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I fulfilled all conditions put forward by our party. I was duly screened and cleared by our party in Abuja.
“I urge our supporters to remain calm and prepare to cast their votes for me during the coming primaries.
“Hon. Adebayo Sikiru Osinowo
APC Lagos East Senatorial District Aspirant
Sen. Gbenga Ashafa Media Team reposnse to none clearance of Hon. Bayo Osinowo, For Lagos East Senatorial race read thus:
“We received with great delight, the news of the screened senatorial candidates in Lagos State, as approved by the national working committee of the APC, which saw the very distinguished Senator Gbenga Ashafa emerge unopposed in the Lagos East senatorial constituency.
“The APC has demonstrated it readiness to uphold its values and core principles that endeared it to a majority of Nigerians, by carefully screening the candidates that would be bearing their flags in the forthcoming general elections. The process was rigorous, thorough and professional, ensuring that only credible and capable candidates emerge.
“We are therefore excited that we have emerged from the process with ‘a clean bill of health ‘ in readiness for the upcoming senatorial election in Lagos East. Senator Ashafa’s commitment and loyal to the party and moreso, his constituents, has never been in doubt, as evidenced by his stellar performance so far.
“Senator Gbenga Ashafa will be affirming his candidacy tomorrow across the various wards and local governments in Lagos East amidst his teeming supporters and constituents. It is clear that the people of Lagos East have sided with a leader that puts their interest above his and is committed to doing much more.
“We urge our supporters to remain vigilant and steadfast until the major elections in February. Much work is required and be rest assured as always, that together we can do more.”