JUST IN: Reps Member Defeats Dino Melaye To Win PDP Senatorial Ticket

By Damilare Adeleye
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Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf

A member of House of Representatives from Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, has defeated Senator Dino Melaye to emerge as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Kogi West senatorial ticket in Kogi State.

Yusuf defeated Melaye with 163 votes as against 99 votes polled by the latter.

Dino Melaye represented Kogi West in the 8th National Assembly at the Upper House.

In a rerun election held on Tuesday in Kaba, following a tied result of 88 votes apiece for the duo of TJ Yusuf and Dino Melaye after Monday’s delegates election.

Similarly, in Kogi East, former banker, Dr Victor Adoji clinched the party ticket to contest at next February’s general election for senatorial seat.

As of the time of filing this report, the delegates’ election to Kogi central is yet to be held after some of the aspirants’ picture did not appear on the ballot papers.