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General News of Wednesday, 15 June 2022


Elegushi relinquishes Eti-Osa Reps ticket to party's preferred candidate Obanikoro

APC’s preferred candidate, Ibrahim Obanikoro. APC’s preferred candidate, Ibrahim Obanikoro.

Prince Oyekanmi Elegushi, the APC candidate for the House of Representatives in the Eti-Osa federal constituency has announced his withdrawal ahead of the 2023 parliamentary election, citing deference to APC’s preference for Ibrahim Obanikoro.

This was made known to newsmen by Mr. Tobi Etti, the Director of Media Unit, Prince Oyekanmi Elegushi Campaign Organisation in a letter to the party’s national chairman Abdullahi Adamu on Tuesday, June 15.

Though Elegushi won the party’s primary election, he relinquished the ticket in obedience to the party and its leadership, said the statement.

“While pledging his loyalty to the party, he (Elegushi) appealed to his supporters to respect the decision of the party and ensure all the candidates of the party are returned elected in the 2023 elections,” the statement explained.

Mr Elegushi won the May 27 primary election of the APC for Eti-Osa federal constituency after polling 25 votes to defeat incumbent Obanikoro, who had 23 votes.

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