The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cleared four aspirants to contest the party’s ticket for the Lagos East Senatorial district primary election, and two aspirants for the Kosofe II constituency of the House of Assembly in Lagos.
The spokesperson of the party in Lagos State, Mr Taofik Gani, who made disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, also said the primary elections has been fixed for September 5.or
Gani said all the necessary logistics had been put in place by the party to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
He listed the four aspirants for the senatorial bye-election as Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, the governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party in the 2019 election; Mrs Abiodun Oyefusi; Mrs Saidat Odofin-Fafowora and Mr Olanrewaju Babatunde
The aspirants for the House of Assembly are Mr Alebiosu Adekoya and Mr Aroyewun Segun.
“We are going into the Lagos-East senatorial bye-election and other future elections with the kind of morale needed and ready to face and defeat the All Progressives Congress, irrespective of their eventual candidate.
“Voters in that senatorial district will not be fooled by the affluence of any candidate but the physical developments sponsored and encouraged by the candidate. Any emergency largesse to the area now by any eventual candidate would be collected as a gift and will not be enough to ‘steal’ votes,” he added.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the bye-elections for October 31.
The Lagos East senatorial district seat became vacant, following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo, who was representing the area, on June 15.
The death of Tunde Braimoh, the lawmaker representing Kosofe constituency II in the Lagos Assembly, on July 10 made the seat vacant.