Abiru, Gbadamosi Woo electorate for Lagos east by-election
Lagos East Senatorial candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, has urged the party faithful and electorate in Kosofe Constituency to vote massively during the by-election scheduled to hold on October 31.
Addressing stakeholders of the party across Lagos East during a rally in Kosofe, yesterday, Abiru noted that statistics of vote cast in the constituency since 2011 require that the electorate must put in more effort and determination to exercise their franchise.
In a similar vein, senatorial candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi said he would take the interest of the zone as his major priority and also ensure that critical developmental projects are facilitated to the area, if elected.
Addressing party leaders and members, the APC candidate promised to carry on with the legacies of his predecessors – Senators Adeseye Ogunlewe, Dr. Olorunimbe Mamora, Gbenga Ashafa and the late Bayo Oshinowo, whom he said have provided quality representation in the upper chamber for the zone if elected.
Abiru who reacted to the concern made by Asipa Kaola Olusanya, the chairman of the campaign committee about the drop in the votes from Kosofe, urged the people to come out enmasse and vote for the party in the election.
Olusanya said the APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu is not happy with the drop in votes from Kosofe, as well as Agboyi-Ketu and Ikoshi-Isheri Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
He disclosed that APC in the 2011 elections recorded 113,727 votes in Kosofe out of 300,000 registered voters but in 2015 the votes dropped to 53,000 votes, less than 50 per cent of what was recorded in 2011.