Former Polaris MD, Abiru emerges APC candidate for Lagos East Senatorial bye-election

Former MD of Polaris Bank Limited, Tokunbo Abiru has emerged the candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial by-election scheduled to hold October 31.

Abiru polled a total number of 111, 551 in a direct primary election held in 72 wards in five local government councils across the State on Wednesday.

The local government areas include Ikorodu, Ibeju Lekki, Epe, Somolu and Kosofe.

During an address at the central collation centre, leader of the electoral committee from APC national, Alhaji Ibrahim Kabiru said Abiru polled 111, 551 to emerge the candidate of the party for the by-election.

He said, “We are here to affirm the election of our candidate, Hon Tokunbo Abiru. As we all know, there was no contest but we are here today to affirm his election right from the Local Government to the State. The number of accredited voters was 111,551 while the total votes cast was 111,551. There was no invalid vote cast. Having polled the highest number of votes cast, I certify that Tokunbo Abiru is hereby declared the winner and return elected”

Responding to questions from newsman after the declaration, Lagos state Chairman of APC, Tunde Balogun while describing the process of the primaries as thorough and meticulous said “There are two options for the emergence of candidate in APC. It either trough consensus or Congress. We have chosen the consensus option because APC is a very disciplined party. Many people aspired but out of their commitment and loyalty to the party, they all stepped down for a consensus candidate. Observers that came from Abuja have seen that Lagos State is a model when it comes to election matters. This has given Lagos State an edge over other political parties. The October 31 bye-election is no contest but regardless of this, we are thoroughly prepared for it. We have put everything right starting with our candidate who is an accomplished and formidable candidate and a gentleman to the core.”



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