Just as some political leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State backed Senator Gbenga Ashafa to run for office for another term, a four term member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Senator Gbenga Ashafahas officially announced his intention to contest the 2019 election for Lagos East Senatorial Seat.
Hon. Osinowo popularly known as Pepperito officially declared his intention to run on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in an event held at the Centre for Management and Development (CMD) which well attended by political big wigs in the state.
While addressing the gathering, Hon Osinowo said; “”Since 2003, our people in Kosofe Constituency 1 have continually reposed their trust in me by giving me their mandate to represent them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.
“Although the road has been rough and tough, with all sense of modesty, I believe that the level of our success in the State Assembly has given birth to today’s event. The decision to officially offer my humble self to represent the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District in the upper Legislative Chamber is born out of legislative zeal.”
The lawmaker continued that; “Luckily, my aspiration has the blessings of leaders of our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) in this senatorial district. The assignment to represent this senatorial district is a challenge onerous task. Notwithstanding, it is a call for higher service. No doubt, with the support of Almighty Allah and you all here; we shall excel.”
On his achievements in the Lagos Assembly, Pepper said; “Based on what the people are saying in the State House of Assembly, I have been known to be a peacemaker, with the support of my colleagues in the House of Assembly the most peaceful in the country. So, I am taking the message of political peace and love to the upper chamber.
“Permit me to say with all humility, with my sixteen years of experience in the State House of Assembly. I acquired enough legislative experience to propel me for greater achievement in the Red Chamber.
“I have also been actively involved in the political activities of the East Senatorial District for over two decades. I know where the shoe pinches. Your welfare and improved standard of living remain my priority and I’m assuring you that I shall remain totally committed to all my promises.”
The event had in attendance party leaders and big wigs such as Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, Majority Leader LSHA, Hon SOB Agunbiade, Alhaji Akanni Seriki, APC East Senatorial Vice Chairman, Asipa Kaoli Olusanya, Hon Adebimpe Akinsola, Dr. Tola Kasali, Hon Babajimi Benson, among several others.
See photos from the event below.