Lagos APC Senatorial Primaries: Ashafa Urges Oshinowo To Embrace Party’s Decision
Our attention has been drawn to a statement attributed to one of the initial aspirants for the Lagos East Senatorial District primaries scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 in the person of Hon. Bayo Oshinowo, as well as an audio message disparaging and refuting the list of cleared candidates for the Senatorial Primaries Nationwide as released by our party the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, 2nd October 2018.
Following the list released by the party wherein the said aspirant was screened out and disqualified, Hon. Bayo Oshinowo has unleashed a media attack on the veracity of the list as officially communicated by the party in order to mislead, misinform and confuse the very resolute members of the party in Lagos East Senatorial District by falsely claiming to have been cleared as well.
For the avoidance of doubt, Hon. Oshinowo was not cleared to contest by the National Working Committee of the Party which unequivocally allows Senator Gbenga Ashafa and indeed his colleagues in the incumbent Senate to return unopposed.
It is most important to state that the Supremacy of the Party is sacrosanct as stipulated in Article 2 of our Party.
We hereby use this medium to assure our teeming supporters and constituents that the position of the leadership and highest organ of the party the National Working Committee to the effect that only the three current serving Senators under the platform of the APC in the Distinguished persons of Senators Oluremi Tinubu OON, Solomon Olamilekan and Gbenga Ashafa have been cleared to return unopposed as the Senatorial Candidates for our party in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Furthermore, the activities of Hon. Oshinowo have shown a deep disregard for the constituted authority of our Party. It equally bellies a clear lack of appreciation of the practices and processes of our great party, as the screening and clearance process is a nationwide activity and not with particular interest to Lagos.
His activities equally reveal a departure from the school of thought of our National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in which we are all enjoined to adhere to the supremacy of the party.
In conclusion, we express our unreserved gratitude to our National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu a true democrat and a firm believer in excellence in public service, the leadership of our party both at the National and State levels, our teeming supporters and constituents who have trooped our to their various wards to affirm their trust in Senator Gbenga Ashafa’s candidature.
Director of Communications.