Tears, Lamentations As PDP House of Reps Candidate Dies

Jul 20, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • Olaiya Michael Olobatoke, the House of Representatives candidate of the PDP for the Kabba-Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency in Kogi state, has died
  • Olobatoke reportedly died on Wednesday as his death was announced on his Facebook page on Thursday
  • The PDP candidate came third in the February 25 presidential and national assembly election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for the Kabba-Bunu Ijumu Federal Constituency in the February 25 presidential and national assembly election, Hon. Olaiya Michael Olobatoke, is dead.

According to The Tribune, the sad development was disclosed in a statement on the Facebook of the politician.

PDP/Olaiya Michael Olobatoke/House of Representatives
PDP House of Representatives Candidate in Kogi state is dead
Photo Credit: PDP Update
Source: Twitter

How PDP reps candidate died in Kogi

The statement reads:

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“With pain in our hearts but gratitude to God Almighty, we announce the passing away of our brother, leader, mentor, and friend, Chief Olaiya Micheal Olobatoke (OMO). Who’s sudden demise happened on Wednesday in Abuja.”

Olaiya came third in the election with 10,967 votes, whereas Salman Idris, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), became the winner of the poll with 13,867 votes.

After losing the election, he expressed gratitude to his constituency’s people for their support throughout the campaign period until the election’s end.

The election of PDP reps candidate who died in Kogi

The election was earlier declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) because of the closed margin between the ADC and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Olobatoke promised the people of his uncompromising ideology towards securing social security, Justice and fostering unity among the constituency’s people.

He said:

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“It is overwhelmingly awesome that we enjoy such unanimous support as great as this. I appreciate you all and will not take this for granted.”

Source: Legit.ng



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