Senator Ayo Pius Akinyelure, representing Ondo Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, who was defeated by a legal practitioner, Ife Adedipe in Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) senatorial primary election, has blamed the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, responsible for his defeat. Senator Akinyelure claimed that the collision led to his doom in the PDP senatorial primary held Monday in Akure.
Recall that Chief Ifedayo Adedipe, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, defeated Akinyelure who was pursuing a third term as a Senator.
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Senator Akinyelure, who doubled as chairman of the House Committee on Public Petition, polled 58 votes, while Adedipe gathered 82 votes in the primary.
Akinyelure said: “I did not anticipate being paid this way for the percentage of work I did for the Ondo Central Senatorial District. But I’m on a purpose that no one can stop.
“As a ranking Senator and with everything I’ve done for Ondo Central Senatorial District, the three ad-hoc delegates who endorsed Olusegun Mimiko were given money to vote me out.
“I comprehend what I’m talking about. In Central, we have six local governments and by God’s grace, I am still a Senator which makes me delighted. But I am sure God will never let me down.”
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