Jimi Agbaje

Members of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have kicked against the imposition of a candidate in the Lagos Central Senatorial District.

Adesunbo Onitiri, Kolawole Vaughan amongst others are contesting for the ticket of the party.

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

But a protest statement was issued by Dr. Amos Fawole, Alfa Adeoye, Chairman Surulere LGA, Engineer Kehinde Fasasi, Chairman Eti-Osa LGA, Rotimi Kujore, Chairman Lagos Island LGA Malomo State Exco, 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, 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 organized 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.”