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Lagos bye-elections To Replace Osinowo, Buraimoh hold Oct 31 –INEC

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Lagos bye-elections To Replace Osinowo, Buraimoh hold Oct 31 –INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, Lagos State, on Monday notified electorate of its readiness to conduct both the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe State House of Assembly Constituency bye-elections on October 31, BlackBox Nigeria can report.

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Sam Olumekun, made this known in a statement obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.

Olumekun said notices would be served at the Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe State House of Assembly Constituency.

The commissioner said this was in line with Section (30)3 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The section states: “in the case of a bye-election, the Commission shall not later than 14 days before the date appointed for the election publish a notice stating the date of the election.

“The bye-elections are necessitated by the demise of the Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial district, Senator Adebayo Osinowo; and member representing Kosofe at the State House of Assembly, Hon. Tunde Buraimoh.

It will be recalled that late Sen. Osinowo was a Nigerian businessman and politician. He died on June 15 at the age of 64.

While late Tunde Braimoh until his death, was a member representing Kosofe Constituency II and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security. He died on July 10, at the age of 59 after a brief illness.

As at the time of this report, it is becoming glaring that for the Lagos East Senatorial district seat, two prominent indigenes of Ikorodu would be contest against each other from All Progressives Congress and People’s Democratic Party.

While the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank, Tokunbo Abiru may fly the APC ticket, his fellow town’s man, Babatunde Gbadamosi, CEO of Redbricks Contruction company may pick the PDP ticket the senatorial seat.

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