The House of Reps says as a result of the ongoing party primaries across the country; the resumption of the plenary has been postponed to June 7.
The announcement is contained in a statement issued by the Clerk of the House of Reps, Dr Yahaya Danzaria, on Monday, May 23, in Abuja.
According to the statement, the Reps adjourned sitting to May 23. This is to enable members to participate in primaries after an emergency sitting on May 11.
“I am directed to inform all Honourable Members, staff, media; and the general public that due to the ongoing party primaries, the House will now resume plenary on Tuesday, June 7, at 11:00 a.m,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader, House of Reps, has secured a return ticket as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a third term to represent the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta.
Elumelu on Sunday, May 22, polled a total of 80 votes out of the total votes cast by 132 delegates at the House of Representatives primary election held in Asaba.
His closest rival, Princess Pat Ajudua, polled 35 votes while Mr Kanyinebi Mobushi got 17 votes.
The Returning Officer, Chief Funkekeme Solomon, declared Elumelu the winner of the contest for polling the highest number of votes; in what he described as free, fair and transparent election.
According to Solomon, at the close of voting, 132 delegates were accredited, no void votes; and all the votes were counted.
“At the end, Mr Kanyinebi Mobushi, scored 17 votes; Mrs Pat Ajudua, scored 35 votes while Mr Ndudi Elumelu, scored 80 votes.
“Elumelu, having scored the highest votes, is hereby declared the winner; and returned as the candidate of the PDP for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the 2023 general election,” Solomon said.
Speaking after his declaration as the winner; Elumelu assured his constituents of more robust representation and dividends of democracy.
He said though he emerged top in the primaries, there was no loser as it was a family affair and not a contest.
Elumelu thanked the governor, the PDP and the people of the constituency for giving him the platform to serve.
He expressed confidence that PDP would win the general elections without hitch in the state and at the centre.