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Primary: PDP members kick over alleged imposition in Lagos Central seat

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LAGOS—MEMBERS of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, have kicked against the imposition of an unpopular candidate in the Lagos Central Senatorial District.

Messrs Adesunbo Onitiri, Kolawole Vaughan and two other aspirants are jostling for the ticket.

In a letter by the PDP Lagos Central, they said Chief Onitiri’s name was forwarded as the consensus candidate for the seat.


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The statement was issued by Dr Amos Fawole, Alhaji Alfa Adeoye, Chairman Surulere LGA, Engineer Kehinde Fasasi, Chairman Eti-osa LGA, Mr. Rotimi Kujore, Chairman Lagos Island LGA Mr. Malomo State Exco, Mr. Mike Kolawole Vice Chairman Apapa LGA, Ajisefini Fatai Acting Chairman Apapa LGA, (Lagos Central Leaders) – Senator Kofo Bucknor Akerele, BOT member Lagos, and the State Youth leader, Mr. Adeniyi Adams.,

The statement reads: “We, the undersigned leaders in Lagos Central senatorial district, wish to inform you that we have unanimously selected Chief Onitiri as the consensus candidate for the Lagos Central Senatorial.

“After proper review of the shoddy election process which was poorly organised and failed two attempts at the primaries,  the leaders in the Lagos Central took this decision in view of our readiness to present our candidate for the general election in 2019.

“We have reviewed the credentials of the four aspirants as regards their integrity. We have come to the conclusion that Chief Onitiri is the most qualified, most credible and most competent.

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