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2023: Dino Melaye Loses Senatorial Ticket to Wike’s Candidate TJ Yusuf in Kogi

Senator Dino Melaye, a former legislator from Kogi West, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to Hon. T.J Yusuf, a member of the House of Representatives.

According to, there was a stalemate in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election, with Dino Melaye receiving 88 votes and TJ Yusuf receiving 88 votes, forcing a repeat election on Tuesday.

Hon. T. J. Yusuf won the PDP ticket in a repeat poll on Tuesday, defeating Sen. Dino Melaye 163 to 99 votes.

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Yusuf offered an olive branch to his co-contestants after he was proclaimed the winner, inviting them to join hands with him to win the general election.


He commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.


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