PDP primaries: Gibson Munelayefa Wins Ogbia Constituency 2

Gibson Munelayefa, has emerged the winner of Ogbia Constituency 2 primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.

DAILY POST gathered that Munelayefa is a two-time lawmaker seeking re-election under the PDP.

Munelayefa, who contested with two other aspirants, won with a total of seven votes, while the two other aspirants had no vote.

The two other aspirants, Hon. Federal Otokito Oparminola and

Hon. Cleric Audu Audumu, whose names were on the ballot, were, however, absent.

Declaring the results at about 3:30pm, the constituency returning officer, Chief Stephen Johnson, the four wards in Ogbia Constituency 2 has 12 ad hoc delegates but only seven persons participated in the exercise, adding that the aspirant with the highest number of votes Gibson Munelayefa won the election.

In his victory speech, Hon. Gibson Edwin Munelayefa, stated that the contest was free, fair and transparent, noting that it went smoothly as instructed by the governor of the state and party leaders.

He said “It was purely for delegates, we have four wards, each has 3 delegates, and I won with seven delegates.”

“The party guideline for this particular election called for such easy process, we have fewer delegates due to the amended electoral act section 84(12) that hasn’t been signed by Mr. President, the party felt we have to go on with ad hoc delegates to vote in order not to breach the stipulated date given by INEC.

“I have a very strong support base in my constituency, the general election will be easier than others, it will be a work over against any opposition candidate, because the chiefs, youths, women and other stakeholders are solidly with me.

“Everyone who contested today as aspirants will join me to deliver the party at the general election.”

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