September 10, 2018, the Senator representing the good people of Lagos East
senatorial district, Senator ‘Gbenga Ashafa, obtained the senate expression of
interest and nomination forms for the APC primaries scheduled to hold on
September 26, 2016. He was accompanied to the national secretariat of the All
Progressives Congress in Abuja by Party Leaders from Lagos East, teeming
supporters, family friends and well wishers who were keen on witnessing the
anticipated moment.


He also used
the occasion to pay a courtesy call on the National Legal Adviser of the party,
Honourable Babatunde Ogala, whom he described as a very devoted and industrious
legal practitioner and party stalwart.

Senator Ashafa
who currently serves as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport
used the occasion to thank everyone for their massive show of support and
steadfastness over the years. He reaffirmed his belief in the power of the
people as expressed through the ballot and urged them to maintain the same
passion with which they voted him into office in 2015.

In his words,
“I would like to urge you all to be responsive to this great power that you
hold – the power of choice. To be able to choose is a power so great that the
consequences of its use, or misuse, are always life-changing and defining. Year
after year, since 2011, I have kept faith with you as your senator in the 7th
and 8th sessions of the National Assembly. Through your contributions at our
various townhall meetings and constituency outreaches, you have also kept faith
by showing support and offering constructive criticisms which have helped to
make me a better lawmaker and also make Lagos East a shining example of what it
means to have a responsive senator.”

Senator Ashafa
showered accolades on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress,
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole. He thanked them for living up to the democratic tenets that have
defined their journey as progressives and enjoined all APC members living in
Somolu, Bariga, Kosofe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu, Epe, Agboyi-Ketu, Eredo,
Igbogbo-Baiyeku, Ijede, Imota, Ikorodu-North, Ikorodu-West, Ikosi-Isheri,
Ikosi- Ejinrin and Lekki to emulate such tenets and turn out en masse at the
primaries on September 26, 2018.