Mercy Johnson’s husband wins House of Rep seat in Edo State

The husband of popular actress Mercy Johnson has won the Esan South-East/Esan North-East Federal Constituency (Edo State) House of Representative seat in the ongoing 2023 elections in Nigeria.

Prince Odianosen Okojie, who contested on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won with a total of 21,764 votes.

He beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who scored 10,007 and the Labour Party candidate who lost with 11,528 votes.

Following the announcement of the results, Mr Okojie was captured in a video celebrating his success surrounded by his supporters.

Sharing the video on his social media platforms, he wrote “with gratitude to God Almighty, My Family and the support of the good people of AGBAZILO, I was declared the winner of the Election for the Federal House of Representatives.”

“Esan North-East/Esan South-East federal constituency 2023. Thank you for all your support and love. I am sincerely grateful,” the hotelier-turned-politician added.

Also taking to her social media pages Mercy Johnson congratulated her husband writing “Congratulations to @princeodiokojie. It was a huge win and The people of agbazilo have spoken….You will always Lead right and the people will trust and always stand by you.”

Mr Okojie initially joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for the seat. However, in December 2017, Mr Okojie and several PDP supporters defected to APC.

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