2023: Toviho grabs PDP slot for Badagry Federal Constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday evening declared Mr Olayemi Toviho as the PDP candidate for the Badagry Federal Constituency.

Mr Olayemi Toviho

Declaring the result of the primary election, the party electoral officer, Mr Johnson Avoseh, said that Olayemi scored 31 out of 32 votes cast to defeat Mr Adekunle Lebile, who scored one vote.

“I hereby pronounce Monday Olayemi the winner of the primary held in the Badagry Federal Constituency by the power vested on me.

“Hence, he is now the candidate for the Badagry Federal Constituency for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), having scored the highest number of votes,” he said.

The electoral officer also declared Mr Gbenga Fayemi, the winner of the primary election for Badagry Constituency 1, House of Assembly.

He said that Fayemi scored 18 votes out of the 18 votes cast while Stephen Adenaike did not score any vote.

“I hereby pronounce Gbenga Fayemi the winner of the primary held in Badagry Constituency 1 by the power vested on me.

“Hence, he is now the candidate for the Badagry Constituency 1 of the PDP having scored the highest number of votes,” he said.

Meanwhile, the PDP Badagry Local Government Chairman, Mrs Abidemi Akojenu, was not at the venue of the primary.

She had told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) earlier that elections had been put on hold because of logistics issues around 1:00 p.m. when she was going to Lagos.

A PDP chieftain, who did not want his name mentioned, told NAN that some delegates’ names had been substituted for the benefits of some aspirants.

Earlier, the Lagos State Chapter of the PDP had urged the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to cancel the House of Assembly and House of Representatives primaries slated for Sunday in Lagos.

The PDP Chairman in Lagos State, Mr Philips Aivoji, made the call at a news conference he addressed alongside other state executives of the party, governorship aspirants and party leaders in Ikeja.

He alleged the ad-hoc delegates’ list brought by the electoral committees for both primaries had been compromised.

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