Senator Dino Melaye, a former federal legislator from Kogi West Senatorial district, has lost the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Hon. T.J Yusuf, a member of the House of Representatives. ayokinews.com reports
Recall that the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election ended in a tie, with Dino Melaye receiving 88 votes and TJ Yusuf receiving 88 votes, forcing a rerun election on Tuesday.
Hon. TJ Yusuf won the PDP ticket in a repeat poll on Tuesday, defeating Sen. Dino Melaye 163 to 99 votes.
Speaking after being declared winner, TJ Yusuf offered an olive branch to his co-contestants, asking them to work together to win the general election.
He praised the PDP primaries’ orderly conduct and pledged to keep up his good work if re-elected in the general election.