Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba has clinched House of Representatives ticket under the platform of National Rescue Movement, NRM, beating Hon Tayo Ibidun, former aide to a one time Kogi State governor and Comrade Olusola Daniel.
The keenly contested primary election which held in Lokoja, Kogi state capital saw a peaceful conduct and process with a large turnout of party officials, delegates, supporters and well-wishers.
The Process was also carried out in the presence of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the electoral Umpire saddled with the responsibility of overseeing a peaceful conduct of Nigeria’s political process.
After the primary election which was adjudged free, fair and credible, various candidates emerged for the different elective offices in the state.In the Kabba/Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency House of Representatives election, Hon Mohammed Ndako Idris, the NRM Kogi West Electoral Committee Chairman declared that Olorunmagba polled 39 votes while Tayo got 27 votes with Olusola trailing behind with 9 votes.
Hence, Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba was declared winner and the flag-bearer of National Rescue Movement NRM in the forthcoming February 25, 2023 National Assembly election.
All the candidates that emerged for various positions are:
Kogi East Senatorial zone:
Hon. Isaias Davies Ijele
Hon. Musa Awalu
Hon Bala Abdulgafar Dirisu
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Lokoja/Koto Federal Constituency:
Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency:
Rev Emmanuel Olorunmagba
Yagba East/Yagba west/Mopamuro Federal Constituency:
Hon. Segun Olorunleke
Ankpa/Omala/Olamaboro Federal Constituency:
Hon Agnes Agada
Idah/Ofu/Ibaji/Igalamela Odolu Federal Constituency:
Hon. Suleiman Said
Dekina/Bassa Federal Constituency:
Hon. Oseni Ayegba
Okene/Ogori Federal Constituency:
Hon. Salawu A. Jibril
Okehi/Adavi Federal Constituency:
Hon Suleiman Momoh Jimoh
Ajaokuta Federal Constituency:
Hon. Raji Sheidu.