2019 Election: Obanoyen Ends Ayorinde's Abuja Adventure

Sadiq Obanoyen has won the Peoples Democratic Party's ticket for Owo/Ose Federal Constituency ahead of the 2019 general election in a tension soaked primary election conducted in Owo on Wednesday. 

Obanoyen's victory effectively ended Bode Ayorinde' s dream of returning to the House of Representatives in 2019.
Ayorinde, a serving member of the House Representatives lost the the primary election by a 34 votes margin after poling 107 votes.
The third contestant, Toyin Abitoye polled, 54 votes.

Speaking after the election results was declared,an elated Obanoyen ‎paid tribute to the delegates who found him worthy to fly the Party's flag to. Contest the General Election next year. He also saluted the support of party elders in the Constituency and called on the party to come together for the work ahead. 

" this is one of the happiest days of my life, I'm elated to know that I'm loved by my people. I must thank the delegates for finding me worthy to fly our great Party's flag next year at the general election. I must also thank the elders of our party, Dr Bode Olajumoke, Dr Ojomo for their support.and our teeming supporters for this victory. It is not my victory but victory for the people of Ose and Owo Constituency. 

" I must also thank my principal, the Deputy Senate president, I've Ekweremadu for supporting and encouraging me. I must say the real change has ‎come to my my people by this singular act.".
"We must now brace up for the real one, the general election and by the grace of God Almighty we shall overcome".

He paid tribute to other contestants, especially. Bode Ayorinde for giving a good account of himself but was quick to add that in every contest there must be winners and losers.

He called on them to. Come together and work with him for PDP to win the seat at the National Assembly come 2019.

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