These are definitely not the best of times for the All Progressives Congress, APC, across the country as crisis beset the rank and files.
It is no different in Lagos State following the sudden death of the Senator representing Lagos East, Senator Bayo Osinowo on Monday. He died after a brief illness at the age of 64. Silent agitations have since commenced for his replacement.
Though, APC leaders and faithful are still in the mourning mood the Governor’s Advisory Council, GAC, the apex making a decision in Lagos APC, majorly influenced by its National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is at a crossroad on the choice of replacement of Osinowo whose death has created a vacuum in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Reports gathered that the GAC members may, however, have begun shopping for possible candidates who will be sale-able to the electorate who apparently will be without blemish.
Consequently, supporters of likely aspirants for replacement have started flying various kites both covertly and overtly as part of strategies in wooing support to their camps.
The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), which comprises of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. It consists of a Senate with 109 members and a 360-member House of Representatives.
The Nigerian National Assembly is modeled after the Federal Congress of the United States, is supposed to guarantee equal representation of the 36 States irrespective of size in the Senate and proportional representation of the population in the House.