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Senator Gbenga Ashafa who represents the Lagos East Senatorial district has dropped his governorship ambition confirming that he will instead be seeking a re-election into the senate.
Posters showing his interest to contest as Governor of Lagos State had previously flooded his constituency and some areas in Lagos.
Head of Media, Constituency office, Mr. Babatunde Adegunju released a statement which confirmed Ashafa’s recent decision.
“In a bid to give a clear direction on his political ambition which has been the subject of many debates and analyses bordering on the forthcoming gubernatorial elections in Lagos state, Senator Ashafa has declared his intention to run for a second term in the 2015 general elections.
“He will be vying for a second term as the Senator to represent Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly come February 2015. This public declaration of interest was made known recently during the assembly of the APC apex body in Lagos East Senatorial District, which held at Epe.”
It however quoted Ashafa as saying that he reached the conclusion to return to the senate after series of consultations.
“After series of consultations with our political leaders, I have concluded that I will run for a second term in office as a Senator to represent the good people of Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate come 2015,” Ashafa said.