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Re-election bid: Ndudi Elumelu, reps minority leader, secures PDP ticket

Re-election bid: Ndudi Elumelu, reps minority leader, secures PDP ticket
May 22
22:48 2022

Ndudi Elumelu, a member of the house of representatives, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to re-contest the seat in 2023.

Elumelu currently represents Aniocha north/Aniocha south/Oshimili north/Oshimili south federal constituency of Delta state.

Elumelu, who is the minority leader of the green chamber, got 80 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Pat Ajudua, who garnered 35 votes, while Kanyinebi Mobushi came third with 17 votes.

Funkekeme Solomon, the returning officer for the election, announced the results on Sunday evening in Asaba, the capital of Delta state.

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According to Solomon, a total of 132 delegates participated in the election, adding that the exercise was fair and transparent.

Solomon also said no void vote was recorded.

“Elumelu, having scored the highest votes, is hereby declared winner and returned as the candidate of the PDP for the Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency in the 2023 general election,” Solomon said.

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In his remarks, Elumelu said his constituency will get more “dividends of democracy” if he eventually wins the election in 2023.

He said there is no loser in the exercise as the contestants will work in unity to ensure the PDP wins in 2023.

Elumelu was first elected to the house of representatives in 2007.

He was re-elected in 2011, 2015 and 2019, respectively.

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The legislator has previously chaired the power and health committees, and has also served on the intelligence, climate change, interior, water resources, science and technology, national security, and public safety committees.

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