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Dino Melaye fails to secure PDP Ticket, loses rerun to Reps Member, TJ Yusuf


Dino Melaye has failed to secure PDP Ticket.

Senator Dino Melaye ‘s hopes of returning to the National Assembly have been dashed by delegates who voted extra for his political rival, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, on Tuesday night.

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Dino Melaye was defeated by TJ Yusuf, who’s presently representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal seat and obtained 163 votes, underneath the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket.

TJ Yusuf, a three-term member of the House of Representatives, had tied Dino on Monday night time with 88 votes every, forcing a rematch.


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TJ was ready to acquire a majority of the votes within the rerun on Tuesday.

While TJ backed Nyesom Wike within the state, Dino Melaye backed Atiku Abubakar, turning the sport right into a royal rumble between the get together’s two strongest presidential candidates.

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TJ, then again, was ready to acquire goodwill from former governor Ibrahim Idris’ camp, whose most well-liked candidate, Sam Aro, obtained 72 votes within the first spherical of the senate main on Monday.


The Sam Aro bloc’s assist swung the election in TJ Yusuf’s favor, successfully sealing Dino Melaye’s destiny as a senatorial candidate in 2023.


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