Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South in the National Assembly, has lost his bid to contest as candidate under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He was defeated at the party primary election held on Monday a former deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, who scored 78 votes.
Tofowomo polled 74 votes, Godday Erewa, 12 and Iroju Ogundeji, 23. Senator Tofowomo, who served as the Commissioner for Transport during the administration of former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, succeeded Yele Omoguwa and assumed office in June 2019 as well.
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Speaking with newsmen after the election, the winners lauded the delegates and leadership of the party for a free and fair election.
They urged other contestants to see their emergence as a victory for all of them, adding that the task ahead was huge.