A silent politicking has commenced in Lagos ahead of the Senatorial by-election for the East Senatorial district, Daily Trust can report. The position became vacant following the death of Senator Bayo Osinowo, who passed away on June 15 at the age of 64.
His demise has rekindled the politicking in the state and refuelled the rivalry between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). About 10 aspirants have emerged in both political parties although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to make a declaration on the date for the conduct of the election. INEC is required under the law to conduct by-election in 90 days after being informed by the National Assembly leadership of the existing vacancy in order not to deny the people of the constituency the right to representation for too long.