10th September, 2018
Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing the Lagos East senatorial district on Monday 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, 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 town hall 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 26th 2018.