Ex-Rep, Faniyi, flies PDP flag for Yagba
Melaye, Aro, Yusuf battle for Kogi West Senate ticket
Former member of the House of Representatives, Tolorujuwon Faniyi, has emerged the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yagba Federal Constituency of Kogi State for the 2023 elections.
At the party’s Reps primary election in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Council headquarters, yesterday, Faniyi was chosen by 62 delegates, while 42 preferred his closest rival, Edward Meseko.
The returning officer, Jude Idris, said: “Faniyi, having scored the majority of legal votes in the election, stands declared as the winner.”
Three House of Assembly primary elections –Yagba West, Yagba East and Mopamuro – were also decided. In Yagba East, Bisi Ojuola polled 19 to defeat Ayun Ayodele with 12, while Mayaki Sunday and Jones Daniel were returned unopposed as PDP flagbearers for Yagba West and Mopamuro state constituencies respectively.
MEANWHILE, Senator Dino Melaye; former Rep and 2019 deputy governorship candidate, Samuel Aro; and three-time Rep for Kabba–Bunu–Ijumu, Tajudeen Yusuf, are battling for Kogi West senatorial district seat.
The primary election scheduled for 10:00a.m., yesterday, at Kabba, political headquarters of Kogi West, is reportedly held up by the delayed arrival of materials from Wadata House, Abuja.
As at 5:00p.m., the officials were still being awaited.
Two hundred and fifty-five delegates (three ad hoc delegates from each of the 85 electoral wards in the seven local councils of Kogi West) were expected to participate in the ballot, as statutory delegates were exempted based on the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the modified electoral bill by the National Assembly.