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Shock as PDP aspirant collapses after losing primary election three times consecutively in Delta

A House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Philip Okwuada has fainted after losing the party’s primaries in Delta State.

According to reports, Okwuada who was bidding to represent Ika Federal constituency in the Green chamber of the National Assembly on Monday, May 23, 2022 slumped while observing a live interview shortly after the exercise.

It was gathered that Okwuada poll 7 votes while the winner of the exercise, Victor Nwokolo polled 75 votes.

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A source in the community told our correspondent on Tuesday that the shock was too much on the aspirant and never expected it based on the promise given to him.

“My brother, it is confirmed and it is true that the man fainted. The shock was very much for him. This is the third he is contesting for the seat.

“He contested for State House of Assembly since 2009 but didn’t get it. And he had been contesting for House Reps since 2015 till date. But imagine the gap, he got 7 votes and the winner scored 75 votes,” the source explained.



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On the update on Okwuada’s current health status, the source said, “I can authoritatively tell you that he had been revived.

“He is at home as I speak to you relaxing and he is not in the hospital. It is not easy for him having been battling for the seat over the years” he added.

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Meanwhile, popular and controversial Nigerian ex-lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has lost his bid to return to the Nigerian Senate after losing the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) primary election in Kogi State.

The delegates in his constituency, the Kogi West Senatorial District voted for his rival Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf who was said to be a loyalist of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.

Dino Melaye was only able to garner 99 votes while his opponent, Yusuf, who currently represents Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, had 163 votes.

The contest went into a rerun after both aspirants had 88 votes each on Monday.

However, reacting to his loss, Dino Melaye said he conceded but the gang up against him in the party is unimaginable.

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