The candidate of the All ProgressiveProgressives Congress (APC) for Lagos East Senatorial District, Hon Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo has expressed appreciation to party members in the senatorial district who elected him to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 general election. He also praised the people of the senatorial district for their support, assuring that he will not disappoint them for reposing what he described as ‘huge confidence’ in him.
The man, popularly called ‘Pepperito’ by his admirers, also praised his main rival for the ticket, Senator Gbenga Ashafa for providing a good competition in the contest describing the contest as no victor, no vanquished.
Hon Osinowo also expressed deep appreciation for the APC leadership at all levels, particularly the Lagos State chapter, for providing a level playing ground for aspirants to contest and for party members to freely chose those they want to fly the party flag in the 2019 election through direct primaries.
A statement by the Media Office of Hon Osinowo quoted him thus: “It was a good contest and I thank my brother, Senator Gbenga Ashafa for providing such a good competition. For me, it’s a case of No Victor, No Vanquished.
“I also want to express my appreciation to our party members from the Lagos East Senatorial District who voted overwhelmingly for me to fly the party’s ticket. I’m assuring you all that I’ll not disappoint all of you: our party members in particular and the people in general for reposing this huge confidence in me”.
Hon Osinowo was declared winner of the primary election for the Lagos East Senatorial District by the Chairman of APC’s Electoral Committee for National and State Assembly Primaries for Lagos State and former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen.
Addressing journalists in Lagos, Imasuen stated that Osinowo defeated the incumbent, Senator Gbenga Ashafa by polling 247,743 votes against Ashafa’s 20,385.