PDP Primaries: Ikengboju / Akinjo book party’s return ticket as Tunde Kolawole , Sola Jimoh emerge in Okitipupa Constituencies 1 and 2.
– Steve Ovirih.
Peoples Democratic Party , PDP Primary election for Okitipupa Constituency 2 didn’t commence on time yesterday.
Electoral officers of the party and Delegates could not be found as at 9 am when thepolity crew arrived the venue of the exercise at the Town Hall, Idepe – Okitipupa, Okitipupa Local Government.
However , around 5. 30 PM the electoral officers from the party headquarters , Akure arrived the town hall and accreditation of delegates started immediately .
Voting commenced around 6 PM.
Officers and men of Nigeria Police , Civil Defence and Nigerian Army were on ground to forestall break down of law and order.
The five aspirants for The House of Assembly slot Okitipupa Constituency 2 were OsuolaTibetan, Tunde Kolawole, Olwafemi Titiloye, Olamiposi Awodumila and Akinwunmi Shina Emmanuel.
17 Delegates voted in the House of Assembly Shadow poll and after the sorting of votes , Okamiposi Awodumila had one vote, Akinwumi Shina Emmanuel 2 votes, Oluwafemi Titiloye had 4 votes and Tibetan Osuola had 4 votes. Tunde Kolawaole with the highest vote of 6 emerged winner and was declared as such by the electoral officer.
From Okitipupa Constituency 2, Dr. Sola Jimoh from Igbotako ward emerged winner of the primary election. While speaking with Thepolity. net, Dr. Sola Jimoh adjudged the process as free and fair, saluting the resilience of the electoral officers from the party Secretariat in Abuja who were not biased in the exercise. Jimoh also thanked the delegates for reposing trust in his candidacy.
The Okitipupa / Irele House of Representatives primary of PDP was keenly contested between the incumbent Member , House of Reps, Hon. Gboluga Ikengboji and former House of Reps Member, and immediate past Chairman , Federal Character Commission , Hon. Abayomi Sheba.
Thepolity. net tried to touch base with the two aspirants but they both declined comments . The poll was obviously tension soaked and the result proved that both aspirants were almost tying neck to neck. After sorting of votes , the Irele born Reps hopeful, Abayomi Sheba Polled 30 votes to come behind the Ilu titun born House of Reps Member, Hon Gboluga Ikengboju who polled 34 votes to emerge , the winner of the House of Reps shadow poll of the PDP in Okitipupa / Irele Federal Constituency. He will slug it out at the General election with the candidates that will emerge from the other parties at the 2023 General election, particularly , the candidate of the All Progressives Congress , APC.
Meanwhile, Hon. Kolade Victor Akinjo, Deputy Chairman , House Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation has emerged as the PDP candidate for Ilaje/ Ese – Odo Federal Constituency.
The Primary Election held on Sunday the 22nd May at William’s Court in Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government .
The Chairman Electoral Committee for House of Reps for The Federal Constituency , Chief Boye Aroloye announced the result after the primary election.
Hon Kolade Victor Akinjo polled 39 votes, while the first runner up in the shadow poll, Kolade Benson Omoyeni scored 12 votes. Festus Dabo got 11 votes and Idiare Sylvester had 01 vote while one vote was voided.
Hon Akinjo who is a second timer in the National Assembly will slug it out with whoever wins the APC ticket in the General Election billed for Saturday February 25, 2023.
In his response, Hon Akinjo appreciated God and all the delegates, Party leaders and members of the party for giving him the opportunity to fly the flag of the party once again
Sola Emuleomo, who had an exclusive chat with the polity. net on the proceedings of the primary at Igbokoda said the poll was free and fair and the Delegates voted their conscience without being monetised . He said his Principal, Hon . Kolade Akinjo has acquitted himself well in his tour of duty in The House of Representatives and he is on his way to becoming a top ranking Member of The Green Chamber , noting that this will give Akinjo the necessary leverage to empower the people of his constituency without restraint .