The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Adesegun Adekoya has lost his bid to recontest for the House of Representatives under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State.
Adekoya, fondly addressed as Attacker, is the lawmaker representing Ijebu North, Ijebu East and Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency at the National Assembly.
At a primary election held at Ibiade, in Ogun Waterside Local Government, Adekoya was said to have scored just one vote as he lost to Mr Kenny Bello, who polled 58 votes.
Newspot learnt that Tele Ogunjobi also scored 38 votes, while Mr Adegbesan got two votes.
With the result, Adekoya appears to have lost his chances to return to the National Assembly through the PDP platform, except for any last-minute change.
Newspot reports that the Deputy Minority Whip was elected to represent his constituency in 2015.
He won his reelection in 2019 under the same party, belonging to the late Buruji Kashamu’s camp.
There were reports that the venue of the PDP primary in Ibiade turned chaotic yesterday when supporters of Adekoya observed that they have been sidelined in the list of delegates.
Contacted for his reaction, Adekoya ended the call when our correspondent started asking questions about the primary.
Subsequent calls to the lawmaker’s phone were ignored.
When a message was sent to him seeking his reaction about the process of the election, Adekoya replied, “Noted,” declining further comments.
Reps Deputy Minority Whip loses PDP ticket in Ogun