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TJ Yusuf defeats Dino Melaye to clinch PDP Senate

Primaries Senator Dino Melaye has lost his bid to return to the Red Chamber as he was defeated by House of Representatives member and Political rival, Tajudeen Yusuf, www.totorinews.com reports.

Melaye was only able to garner 99 votes against Yusuf who polled 163 votes.
Yusuf, a three term House of Representatives member was level with Melaye at 88 votes each as at Monday night leading to a Run-off.

However, the result took a bad turn for Melaye on Tuesday when the camp of the Ex-Governor of Kogi state, Ibrahim Idris, who was backing Sam Aro, who had polled 72 votes in the primaries, gave their block support to Yusuf in the run-off elections.

Yusuf is said to be backed by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike while Melaye had the support of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

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