Former Lagos state Governor,Ambode to replace Late Senator Osinowo in the Senate
Former Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has won the poll to replace Late Senator Osinowo in the Senate, representing Lagos East Senatorial District.
13 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State were reportedly indicated interest in contesting for the by-election to fill the position at the Senate.
The former occupant of the position, Bayo Osinowo, died on June 15, 2020 after a brief illness said to be connected with COVID-19.
According to the Punch, leading candidates for the position in the APC were Akinwunmi Ambode; a former occupant of the position, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, a former House of Representatives member, Dayo Alebiosu-Bush, a former Lagos commissioner, Tola Kasali; and the Director General of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri.
For the PDP, the leading candidates include a former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Babatunde Gbadamosi; the last PDP flag bearer for the position, Princess Abiodun Oyefusi; and a public relations expert, Adedipe Shobajo.