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Dino Melaye loses Kogi PDP senatorial bid

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Former Kogi West lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to a lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf.

Dino Melaye loses Kogi PDP senatorial bid

Ayogentv reports after Monday’s delegates election, there was a tied result of 88 votes apiece for the duo. But in the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Yusuf defeated Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket.

Reacting, Melaye in a tweet on Tuesday evening said: “The primary has been fought and won.

“I congratulate Hon. T.J YUSUF and thank all those who voted on the first and second ballot for me.

“The Gang up is unimaginable but l give God praise. God bless you all.”

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