The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) is enmeshed in crisis over the Lagos Central Senatorial ticket for 2019 election.The four aspirants contesting for the ticket, are Chief Adesunbo Onitiri, a successful estate surveyor/valuer who is also the General Secretary Lagos Elders Council; Mr. Kolawole Vaughan and two others. The bubble burst when the name of an unpopular aspirant was alleged to have been illegally and fraudulently submitted to the party national secretariat of the party in Abuja. They said the aspirant is the least popular, competent and credible candidate for the senatorial ticket.
In a letter addressed by the PDP Lagos Central to the National Chairman Abuja, and Lagos State Chairman of the PDP Ikeja, and signed by all the LGA Chairmen of the senatorial District, and dated October 8, 2018, Chief Onitiri’s name was forwarded as the consensus candidate for the seat.
The letter titled:- Selection Of Chief Adesunbo David Onitiri As Consensus Candidate For Lagos Central Senatorial states inter alia: “We the undersigned leaders in Lagos Central senatorial district wish to inform you that we have unanimously selected Chief Adesunbo David Onitiri as the Consensus candidate for the Lagos Central Senatorial. “After proper review of the shoddy election process which was poorly organized and failed two attempts at the primary, the leaders in the Lagos Central took this decision in view of our readiness to present our candidate for the general election in 2019. “We have reviewed the credentials of the four aspirants as regards their integrity. We have come to the conclusion that Chief Adesunbo David Onitiri is the most qualified, most credible and most competent.’’