By Sunday Akintoye
There is a clear indication that the Lagos East stakeholders have endorsed Tokunbo Abiru as All Progressive Party (APC) standard bearer in the forthcoming senatorial bye election scheduled to hold later this year.
With this development, his strong opponent, Lanre Odesanya has stepped down for Abiru.
Odesanya, in a statement made available to our correspondent, described the consensus that produced the eminent banker, Abiru as a watershed.
He described Abiru, a native of Ikorodu and Polaris Bank Managing Director, as a man of political acumen who will give his opponents a run for their money in the forthcoming senatorial election.
“If you may recall, I was emphatic on consensus. It is not antithetical to democracy. On this note, I humbly commend the wisdom applied by the Governance Advisory Council (GAC).”
“Indeed, it is epochal and shall remain a watershed in the annals of our political history as a Centre of Excellence.”
‘’I heartily congratulate our own amiable son of the soil, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, on his emergence as the flag bearer,”Odesanya said in the statement.