National leader of the APC Senator Bola Tinubu and Mr Tokunbo Abiru who may have dumped banking for politics
Following the sudden retirement as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Bank Limited owned by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), information reaching us has it that Mr Tokunbo Abiru will emerge as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the Lagos East Senatorial seat bye-election scheduled to hold October 31.
A former Lagos State House of Assembly lawmaker, who pleaded anonymity was reported to have told a journalist that Abiru is the sole and preferred candidate of the party leadership, which is why nobody has purchased expression of interest form from the party. Tokunbo Abiru has announced his retirement from Polaris bank Limited. As contained in his farewell message, his retirement will take effect from August 31.
He stated, “APC is yet to make any statement on its candidate for the Lagos East Senatorial seat. This is because the party is yet to clear the aspirant and screening is yet to be held. But as far as Lagos APC is concerned, Tokunbo Abiru is the only aspirant for the Lagos East Senatorial seat and by implication, he is the party’s candidate.
“The nomination form is available for sale, but no aspirant has come forth to buy to signify interest in the race. They have not shown interest because they know that Tokunbo Abiru is the choice of the party. He is the party’s consensus candidate and this is why the former Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Kuforiji and other aspirants have dropped their aspirations.”