- Senator Nicholas Tofowomo who representing Ondo South Senatorial district has lost his bid to return to the Senate in 2023
- The Ondo South senator lost the PDP primaries to Hon Agboola Ajayi, a former deputy governor of Ondo state
- Similarly, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP-Ondo Central) on Monday, May 23, lost his bid to return to the Senate
Akure, Ondo state - Nicholas Tofowomo, the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial district, suffered a setback in his bid to return to the Red Chamber on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He lost his return ticket to the former Ondo state deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, Daily Trust reported.
Legit.ng gathers that Ajayi scored 78 votes to beat Tofowomo who polled 74 votes.
Two-term Senator, Ayo Akinyelure also loses
In a similar development, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP-Ondo Central) on Monday, May 23, lost his bid to return to the Senate.
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Akinyelure, who is the Senate Chairman, Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition, lost the PDP primary to his opponent, Ifedayo Adedipe.
While announcing the results in Akure, the chairman of the Electoral Committee, Bekekhimi Idiarhi, said Adedipe had 82 votes, Akinyelure polled 58 votes, while Clement Faboyede scored 57 votes. Idiarhi said two votes were voided from a total of 199 votes.
PDP Senator from Southwest State Speaks on Defection to APC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said he has no plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tofowomo, a member of the PDP, said he would rather quit politics permanently than join the ruling party.
He also declared that the APC has failed the people in its governance of the country.
2023: Ortom wins PDP ticket for Benue North West senatorial district
Ortom emerged after he was picked as the party’s consensus candidate on Monday, May 23 in Makurdi, the state capital.
Speaking with journalists in Makurdi, the governor thanked the people for the confidence they have in him.