Johnson Oghuma, the House of Representatives member for Etsako Federal Constituency will not return to the National Assembly in 2023.

The lawmaker lost at the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election on Friday.

Oghuma took fifth place at the poll conducted at Auchi in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Dekeri Anamero emerged as the winner with 66 votes out of the 160 votes cast, NAN reports.

The Returning Officer, Festus Ebea announced that nine aspirants participated in the election.

Richard Lamai got 51 votes; Mohammed Bawa,19; Abubakar Momoh, 14; Oghuma, 7; Bonald Bohi, 2.

Godwin Eshieshi got 1 vote, while Aremiyau Momoh and Roland Igbadumhe had none.

Anamero thanked the delegates, leaders and party members for supporting him.

“I must thank the APC for giving me the platform to fly the ticket come 2023, I will not take it for granted.

“By the special grace of God, we shall win and we shall win big”, he said.

Edo Rep Oghuma floored by Anamero in APC Etsako primary