Seven PDP aspirants jostle for dead Osinowo’s seat

No fewer than seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party have reportedly indicated interest in contesting in a by-election to fill the Lagos East Senatorial District seat at the Senate.

It was also learnt that some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress had also thrown their hats in the ring, though a candidate favoured by the national body could be chosen.

Pageone reports that former occupant of the position, Bayo Osinowo, died last month after a brief illness said to be connected with COVID-19.

According to the law, the Independent National Electoral Commission has 90 days to conduct a by-election after the National Assembly declares the position vacant.

The leading aspirants included a former governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party, Babatunde Gbadamosi; the last PDP flag bearer for the position, Princess Abiodun Oyefusi; a public relations expert, Adedipe Shobajo, among others.

The spokesperson for the Lagos PDP, Taofik Ganiu, said his party would ensure it fielded the best candidate.