A former Commissioner for Finance, Mr Tokunbo Abiru, has picked up the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidacy for the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial bye-election.
This was made known by the party’s state Assistant Publicity Secretary, Mr Abiodun Salami, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
He said the choice of Abiru, who recently stepped down as CEO of Polaris Bank, was agreed upon by party elders, including the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
“Mr Abiru is the consensus candidate of the party; it is confirmed.
“The elders, under the platform of Governor’s Advisory Council, met and consulted widely and they resolved on the choice of Abiru as the consensus candidate.
“The choice has been endorsed by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; all the other aspirants have stepped down in agreement, it was a unanimous decision, “he said.
Salami said the party would, notwithstanding; still follow the process of affirmation to validate the choice of Abiru as the APC flag bearer for Lagos East Senatorial District.
The Lagos East Senatorial District became vacant following the death of Sen. Bayo Osinowo, representing the area, on June 15.
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