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APC rejects Fashola’s succession plan

20 October 2014, 13:38

Lagos - Governor Babatunde Fashola’s plan to make a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Olasupo Shasore, succeed him in office in 2015 has suffered a setback, rejects, ThisDay.

Party leaders from across the state had expressed strong opposition to Fashola’s decision to support Shasore’s governorship aspiration.

They described the governor’s decision as an affront on the party consensual arrangement, which has zoned the governorship slot to Lagos East Senatorial District.

Also read: Tinubu insists on Ambode as Fashola’s successor

Shashore is from the same Lagos Central zone with Fashola.

National leader of the party, Bola Tinubu is particularly miffed with the governor for going ahead to favour Shasore, contrary to the party’s consensual arrangement that its candidate would emerge from Lagos East, mainly comprising Epe, Ikorodu and Ibeju-Lekki.

He is insisting that if the governor does not drop his support for Shasore,  then all candidates in the governorship race would have to face the primaries irrespective of those backing their aspiration.

Fashola was initially supporting the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, but was forced to drop the idea following clamours from the Christian community agitating for one of their own to be given the party’s ticket.

Read more at ThisDay.

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