PDP primaries: Serving reps member loses, as winners emerge in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha & Emem Idio

THE serving member of House of Representatives representing Ogbia Federal Constituency in Bayelsa State, Mr. Fred Obua has lost his bid to return to the national assembly for a second tenure as he lost the primaries to the chairman of Ogbia Local Government Area, Ebiyon Marvin Turner.

Turner also defeated the incumbent member representing Ogbia Constituency 1, in the State House of Assembly, Chief Metema Obordor and the immediate past Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson.

Elsewhere in Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, Mr. Rodney Ambaiowei was declared winner while the ticket for Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency was clinched by Hon Oboku Oforji, the incumbent lawmaker representing Yenagoa constituency I. Prof Steve Azaiki, the incumbent PDP member representing the Federal Constituency did not contest the primary as he chose to serve a single term.

The results for Nembe/Brass Federalism Constituency and Sagbama/Ekerefe Federal Constituency were still been awaited at the time of filing the report.

…Kenebai tips PDP to sweep Assembly polls

Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Sagbama Constituency 2, and Deputy Majuro Leader in the Bayelsa House of Assemblies, Hon Bernard Kenebai, says it is the wish of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that the party sweep the assembly polls in 2023.

Kenebai, who stated this in Sagbama Town, Sagbama Local Government Area, shortly after being declared winner of Sagbama Constituency Two seat primaries of the PDP on Sunday, said the party was determined to ensure that PDP secure a hundred percent success at the polls to enable the party to implement its agenda for the people.

The Sagbama Constituency 2 PDP Primary election which was held at the main auditorium of the Isaac Jasper Boro College of Education, Sagbama, saw Hon. Kenebai polled 8 votes to defeat his only rival Ebiowei Fyneman Wilson who scored 5 votes after two other aspirants Michael Magbisa and Oguoh Tamaranubere withdrew from the race.

Declaring the results, the Party Returning Officer for Sagbama Constituency Two, Dr. Ofulu Dede John, said Bernard Kenebai emerged winner after polling the highest votes from the 13 delegates accredited voters from the Four Wards, describing the election as peaceful, free, and fair.

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