The erstwhile lawmaker representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial ticket to a serving House Representatives member, Hon. T.J Yusuf.
Earlier report has it that there was a deadlock in the Kogi West PDP Senatorial primary election when both Dino Melaye scored 88 and TJ Yusuf polled 88 votes, which led to a rerun election on Tuesday.
In the rerun election conducted on Tuesday, Hon. T. J. Yusuf defeated Sen. Dino Melaye by 163 to 99 votes to pick the PDP ticket
Yusuf, while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestants, urging hem to join hands with him to win the general election.