Although the process for its replacement has not
begun, names of possible replacement are
already flying as its likely replacement within the
ruling All Progressive Congress ( APC) with five
people already tipped.
They include Dr Tola Kasali, a two-times state
commissioner, the immediate past governor, Mr
Akinwumi Ambode, the Predecessor of Senator
Oshinowo, Gbenga Ashafa, Jimi Benson, Member
of the House of Representatives and Mr Abike
Dabiri, current Diaspora Commission Director
General of Nigeria.
A commentator on public affairs quoted in the
report, Segun Adegoke, said that any of the five
chieftains of the APC could emerge as a party
favourite. Though booted out of the APC last
year, in recent times Ambode appears to have
made peace with Lagos party leaders.
In the 2019 governorship election, Ambode was
said to have annoyed the powers that are in the
state, hence the decision not to give him a
The former governor was hounded by anti-
corruption agencies shortly after he was booted
out, but all that now appears to be in the past.
Although Ambode is from Epe, which is under
Lagos Central Senatorial District, he may still
represent Lagos East in the Senate.
The state party leaders are inclined to transfer
loyal politicians from one electorate or senatorial
district into another, despite their cosmopolitan
presence and the apparent distance of the
average Lagos voter.
A former House of Assembly speaker from Lagos
state, Rt. Hon. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji was from
Epe but moved to Ikeja federal constituency at
some point to contest state elections.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly complex has
been shut down again after Senator Osinowo 's
death due to fears of suspected COVID-19