Edo PDP primaries: Senator Urhoghide knocked out


Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mathew Urhoghide has been knocked out as he attempted to return to the Senate for the third time in 2023.

Urhoghide, who is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Accounts, contested for primaries alongside four other aspirants, but lost out.

The lawmaker was first elected into the Upper legislative Chamber in 2015 and returned in 2019 as a ranking Senator and hadn’t defected to any political party since then.

According to the results on Monday, Senator Urhoghide polled 102 to come second behind one Mr Mathew Iduoriyekemwen who scored 113 votes.

Other three Senatorial aspirants who distantly came behind are: Isaiah Osifo, 8 votes; Dr William Ogbeide, 2 votes, while Mr Ogbeide Obama scored 1 vote.

With this development, Mr Mathew Iduoriyekemwen becomes the candidate that would slug it out with other rivals at the 2023 general election to represent
Edo South, which is the Benin speaking district of the State.

Attempt to get his reaction on his defeat was unsuccessful as he didn’t pick calls

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