Dino Melaye Loses PDP Kogi West Senatorial Ticket, Sends Strong Message to Teejay Yusuf

Dino Melaye Loses PDP Kogi West Senatorial Ticket, Sends Strong Message to Teejay Yusuf

  • Senator Dino Melaye on Tuesday, May 24, lost the PDP ticket for Kogi West senatorial district primary
  • The former lawmaker lost the ticket to a current member of the House of Representatives Teejay Yusuf
  • Melaye attributed his losing the party's primary to an unimaginable gang up against him and his political career

A former lawmaker who represented the Kogi West senatorial district at the Eight National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party ticket to Teejay Yusuf.

Melaye, in a rerun of the PDP primary on Tuesday, polled 99 votes while Yusuf, a lawmaker in the House of Representatives scored 163 votes.

Dino Melaye, PDP, Kogi West Senatorial Ticket, primary election, Teejay Yusuf
Dino Melaye has said that the gang up against him in the PDP primary election in Kogi West was unimaginable. Photo: Senator Dino Melaye, Teejay Yusuf
Source: UGC

Daily Trust reports that while speaking after the primary election, Yusuf who represents g Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency, described his victory as the will of God.

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Dino Melaye reacts to losing the PDP ticket for Kogi West

Reacting to the outcome of the opposition party's primaries, Melaye in a tweet on Tuesday, May 24, congratulated Yusuf on securing the PDP's ticket for Kogi West senatorial district.

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While stating that the gang up against him was unimaginable, Melaye appreciated those who voted for him.

He said:

"The Primary has been fought and won. I congratulate Hon. T.J YUSUF and thank all those who voted in the first and second ballot for me.
"The Gang up is unimaginable but l give God praise. God bless you all. SDM."

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A son of a former vice president of Nigeria, Namadi Sambo had called for a refund of his money from party delegates.

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Adam Namadi urged delegates and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return his money after he lost at the party's primary election.

The House of Representatives aspirant had earlier promised to add N1.5 million to the N2 million he had already handed the delegates if he secures the party's ticket for the Kaduna North constituency.

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.

Source: Legit.ng

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