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Court Sacks Ondo PDP House Of Reps Candidate, Bode Ayorinde As Dickson Tarkighir Dumps PDP For APC



Hon. Bode Ayorinde

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure has sacked Bode Ayorinde as the Peoples Democratic Party House of Representatives Candidate for Owo Ose Federal Constituency.

Naija News learnt the court also confirmed Sadiq Obanoyen as the authentic PDP candidate having won the party’s primary election.

The court ruled that it was wrong for the national leadership of the PDP not to submit Obanoyen’s name to INEC as the party’s flag bearer.

Meanwhile, in another development, a member of the House of Representatives, Dickson Tarkighir, who represents Makurdi/Guma has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) just a few months after joining the party.

Mr Tarkighir rejoined the All Progressives Congress, upon whose platform he was elected as a member of the House in 2015.

He was one of the over 30 lawmakers that defected from the APC in 2018, Naija News recalls.

His decision to dump the PDP was contained in a letter addressed to the House and was read by the deputy speaker, Yussuf Lassun, at the plenary on Tuesday.

In the letter, the lawmaker said that politics was local and that he had consulted with the constituents before the decision was reached.

The lawmaker, in a failed bid, contested for a return ticket to the House in the just concluded PDP primaries.

He, however, lost to out with 80 votes to Bem Mzondu who scored 102 votes.

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