It’s no news that Senator Dino Melaye lost out to Teejay Yusuf (TJ Yusuf) in the rerun of the PDP Primaries in Kogi West Senatorial District, ENigeria Newspaper reports.
In this publication, ENigeria Newspaper brings you the complete biography of Teejay Yusuf – full name: Tajudeen Yusuf.
Senator Dino Melaye was unlucky in securing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Kogi West Senatorial District after losing the re-run primary on Tuesday. ENigeria Newspaper reports that Melaye was defeated by Tajudeen Yusuf, also known as Teejay Yusuf or TJ Yusuf.
Yusuf is a member of the House of Representatives from the Kabba-Buni/Ijumu Federal Constituency.
ENigeria Newspaper, reports that the PDP’s Kogi West senatorial primary, which concluded in a tie on Monday with both candidates receiving 88 votes, aroused anxiety and tension.
However, TJ Yusuf received 163 votes in the runoff election on Tuesday, while Dino Melaye received 99 votes.
Before we delve properly into Tajudeen Yusuf Teejay Yusuf biography or TJ Yusuf biography, here are some of the quick facts about him below:
Name: Tajudeen Yusuf also known as Teejay Yusuf or TJ Yusuf
Date of birth: August 25 1968
Age: 54 years
Marital Status: Married
Education: St. Augustine’s College Kabba – West African School Certificate/GCE University of Jos, BSC in Economics
Teejay Yusuf biography or TJ Yusuf biography
Tajudeen Yusuf popularly known as “TeeJay” is a Nigerian politician from the Peoples Democratic Party. He represents Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu constituency in the House of Representatives of Nigeria, a post he was elected to in 2011. He is a former Chairman, House Committee on Capital Market and Institutions.
Background of Teejay Yusuf biography or TJ Yusuf biography
For the purpose of emphasis Teejay Yusuf attended St. Augustine’s College Kabba – where he obtained his West African School Certificate/GCE in 1987. Subsequently he attended the University of Jos, Plateau State where he eventually graduated with Bachelor of Science degree – BSC in Economics in 1997.
Over the years, Honourable TeeJay has received the following awards in recognition of his public service achievements:
• House of Representatives Member of the Year, 2017, presented by City People Magazine
• Effective Representation Award, 2016, presented by Nigerian Union of Journalists (Kogi State Council)
• Pillars Award for Excellence, 2016, presented by Unijos Alumni Association (Abuja Chapter)
• North Central Lawmaker of the Year, 2014, presented by City People Magazine
• Most Outstanding Lawmaker on Empowerment & Constituency Development, North Central Zone, 2013, presented by Disciples of Democracy
• Lawmaker of the Year, 2012, presented by Nigeria Media Night Out Award
• Young Male Achiever of the Year, 2011, presented by Top Celebrities Magazine
• Most Promising Young Politician of the Year, 2009, presented by Top Celebrities Magazine
• Honourary Member Award, (since 2000) presented by University of Abuja Student Union Government
• Life Senator (since 1995), National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS.
In the 7th National Assembly, Honourable TeeJay ran for and won the Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency seat. He was re-elected to the same seat in 2015 and 2019.
He subsequently became Chairman of the House Committee on Capital Markets and Institutions from 2015 to 2019, as well as a member of the Information Communication Technology Committee, Finance Committee, Ports, Harbours & Waterways Committee, Information & National Orientation Committee, Sport Committee, House Committee on FERMA, House Public Accounts Committee, and House Committee on Human Rights. Hon. TeeJay Yusuf or TJ Yusuf was the Deputy Chairperson of the House Committee on Information Communication Technology from 2011 until 2015.
He is Married Titilola Iyewajobi Ayo-Yusuf who is now late and together they have kids. The lawmaker announced the demise of his wife in 2019 saying that she died after a brief illness.
For the purpose of this subject, it is worthy of note, that there is no public information about his net worth
Yusuf while speaking after he was declared the winner, extended the olive branch to his co-contestant, urging them to join hands with him to win the general election.
Yusuf commended the peaceful conduct of the primaries, promising to continue with his good work if elected at the general election.
Meanwhile Dino Melaye who broke silence much later said, “the Primary has been fought and won. I congratulate Hon. T.J YUSUF and thank all those who voted in the first and second ballot for me. The Gang up is unimaginable but l give God praise. God bless you all. SDM”
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