- A Lagos state APC member of the state House of Assembly, Sikiru Osinowo, has declared his ambition to run for a senatorial seat
- Osinowo, after 16 years in the Assembly, said that he knows what people in the constituents really need going by his years of experience
- Moreover, Mudasiru Obasa, the speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, said that Osinowo is qualified to move higher to the Senate
Sikiru Osinowo, a four-term member of the Lagos state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 13, formally declared his intention to vie for the Lagos east senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Osinowo made the declaration at an event organised at CBD Event Centre, Shangisha, Lagos. According to Osinowo, the level of success he has achieved in the state Assembly has given him the boldness to declare his intention for the senate seat.
“Permit me to say with all humility, with my sixteen years of experience in the state Assembly, I have acquired enough legislative experience to propel me for greater achievement in the senate,” he said.
The aspirant said that he knows where the shoe pinches the constituents, and the people’s welfare and improved standard of living would remain his priority. He urged party members to register to vote in the upcoming direct party primaries.
In his remarks, Mudasiru Obasa, the speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, said that Osinowo was qualified to move higher to the Senate, having contributed greatly to legislative business at the state assembly. “The stability we enjoy today in the House is made possible by Honourable Osinowo,” he said.
NAN reports that the the event was attended by members of the Lagos state House of Assembly and other stalwarts in the APC. Others at the event included party faithful, traditional rulers, students and traders.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that a Lagos lawmaker, Tunde Braimoh, on Wednesday, September 5, said the cost of nomination and expression of interest forms just released by the APC for aspirants in 2019 elections, was not too high.
He spoke against the backdrop of some complaints that the fees were too high and capable of disenfranchising some aspirants in the party, especially the youth.
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