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Great Victory!!! New Senate President Set To Emerge, As Saraki, Akpabio, Exit In Big Shame

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The 9th National Assembly has started taking shape, with the declaration of some of the results of Saturday’s Legislative elections.

The results officially released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, State Offices, as at 5pm, on Monday, showed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has produced 23 Senators, while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won 11 Senatorial seats.

1. Ogun State

In Ogun State, the APC won the two Senatorial seats.

The State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, was declared the Senator-elect for Ogun Central, after scoring  88,110 votes, to defeat other Candidates, including Mrs. Titi Oseni-Gomez, of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, who polled 37,101 votes.

The immediate-past Chief of Staff to Amosun, Tolu Odebiyi, also emerged as the Senator-elect for Ogun West. He scored 56,452 votes, to defeat the All Peoples Movement’s, APM, Olusegun Gbeleyi, who got 48,611 votes. The results of the Ogun East Senatorial seat, was declared inconclusive

2. Anambra State

In Anambra, the Candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, and Oil Tycoon, Ifeanyi Uba, won the South Senatorial seat. He scored 87,081 votes, to defeat his closest rival, Chris Uba, of the PDP, who got 62,462 votes.

3. Edo State

The APC and the PDP won one seat each, out of the three Senatorial Districts in Edo State.

The candidate of the APC and current Senator representing Edo North,  Francis Alimikhena, defeated his PDP rival, Abubakar Momoh.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Moses Osawaru, said that Alimikhena scored 117,783 votes, while Momoh scored 80,752 votes.

The Candidate of the PDP, Clifford Ordia, was declared winner of the Senatorial election in Edo South.

Ordia, who is an incumbent Senator, got 56,048 votes, to defeat the Candidate of the APC, John Inegbedion, who had 49,158 votes.

The results for Edo South was yet to be announced, as at 4:45pm, on Monday, due to disruption of the Collation Centre, at Urhokpota Hall, Benin, by some restive youths.

The results of the House of Representatives elections in five Constituencies, have so far been announced, with the APC and the PDP winning four seats and one seat, respectively.

The APC won in Ovia, where the incumbent Lawmaker hails from, and the PDP Candidate, Omosede Igbinedion, lost to her APC rival, Denis Idahosa.

It also won in Owan, Akoko-Edo, and Etsako, while the PDP won in Esan North-East/South-East.

4. Kano State

In Kano State, the APC won two Senatorial seats. In the Kano South, an incumbent Senator, Senator Kabiru Gaya, got 319,004 votes, to defeat his PDP counterpart, Abdullahi Sani, who polled 217,520 votes. Also, in the Kano North, another incumbent APC Senator, Barau Jibrin, garnered  286,416 votes, to defeat his closest rival, Ahmed Bichi, of the PDP, who polled 155,638 votes.

The APC won 19 House of Representatives Constituency seats, announced by the State Electoral Returning Officers.

5. Plateau State

In Plateau State, INEC has announced the results of the three House of Representatives polls. None of the results from the three Senatorial Districts had been officially declared by INEC, as at the time of sending in this report.

In Jos South/Jos East, the PDP Candidate, Dachung Musa Bagos, defeated 12 other Candidates, to emerge victorious, while the PDP Candidate for Bokkos/Mangu Constituency, Solomon Marren, defeated two other Candidates, to clinch the ticket.

In Langtang South /Langtang North Constituency, a serving Lawmaker, Beni Lar, won her re-election into the House of Representatives, for the fourth time

5. Oyo State

The APC’s Teslim Folarin and Abdulfatai Buhari, won Oyo Central and Oyo North Senatorial seats, respectively.

Buhari, polled total votes of 107,703, while his closest rival, Mulikat Akande Adeola, of the PDP, garnered 89,365 votes.

The Presiding Officer, Prof. Jonathan Aileru, announced the results. The PDP’s Kola Balogun, defeated the State Governor, who was the APC’s Candidate for Oyo South.

 6. Gombe State

In Gombe State, the APC won six House of Representatives seats declared. In Balanga/Billiri Federal Constituency, Mela Victor’s APC got 45,112 votes, while the PDP’s Isa Ali, scored 35,385

In Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency, an incumbent Member of the House, Aisha Dukku, also of the APC, polled 40,122 votes, to defeat Saidu Jodoma, of the PDP, who scored 21,474 votes.

Also, the APC’s Kari Elisha, won Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency. The party’s Candidate for Yelmatu/ Deba Federal Constituency, was also the winner of the poll.

For Gombe/Kwami/Funakaye, the party’s Candidate, Bauchi Yaya Tango, got  173,466 votes, to defeat the PDP’s Abubakar Shehu, who polled 57,365 votes.

In the Gombe Central Senatorial election, an incumbent Senator and former Governor of the State, Danjuma Goje, of the APC, scored 110,116 votes, to defeat Abubakar Nasiru, of the PDP.

Also, in Gombe North, APC’s Alkali Ahmed, polled 152,546 votes, to defeat the incumbent Governor of the State, Ibrahim Dankwambo.

7. Katsina State

The APC has also won the three Senatorial seats in Katsina. Ahmad Babba-Kaita and Kabir Barkia, were confirmed as Senators-elect for Daura and Katsina Senatorial Districts, respectively.

The Returning Officer for Daura Senatorial District, Prof Ojonigwu, said that Babba-Kaita polled 339,438 votes, to defeat his closest contender, Mani Nasarawa of the PDP, who polled 127,529 votes.

Similarly, the Returning Officer for Katsina Central Senatorial District, Professor Rasheed-Adedayo Hamzat, said that Kabir Barkiya, also of the APC, polled 340,800 votes, to defeat Hamisu Gambo of the PDP, who got 124,372 votes.

The result of the Katsina South Senatorial District, showed that the APC Candidate, Bello Mandiya, won the election.

Mandiya polled 433,139 votes, to defeat the PDP Candidate, Shehu Imam, who polled 105,881 votes.

The APC Candidate, Salisu Isansi, was declared winner of Katsina Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives. Isansi polled 58,314 votes.

The Returning Officer, Dr. Godwin Ojochogu, who announced the result, also said that PDP Candidate at the election, Aminu Chindo, polled 21,454 votes, to come second.

8. Osun State

The APC in Osun State, won two of the three Senatorial seats in the State. The PDP however, defeated the ruling party in one Senatorial District.

The APC Candidate, Adelere Oriolowo, defeated Dr. Lere Oyewumi of the PDP, in Osun West.

In Osun Central, Dr. Basiru Ajibola of the APC, defeated Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa of the PDP, while the PDP Candidate, Prince Adenigba Fadahunsi, defeated Ajibola Famurewa of the APC, in Osun East.

The APC also won six out of the nine Federal Constituencies, while the PDP got three seats.

9. Ondo State

For Ondo State, both parties won one Senatorial District each, while the election in the third District was declared inconclusive by INEC.

The Ondo North Senatorial District was won by the Candidate of the APC, Senator Ajayi  Boroffice, while the election in Ondo Central Senatorial District, was won by Senator Ayo Akinyelure of the PDP.

In the House of Representatives election, out of the nine Federal Constituencies in the State, the APC won in four Constituencies, while the PDP won in three; and both the SDP and ADC, won one Constituency each.

10. Ebonyi State

The PDP won the six House of Representatives seats, and three Senatorial Districts, in Ebonyi State.

Ebonyi South Senatorial Candidate of the PDP, Michael Ama-Nnachi, scored 103,751 votes, to defeat his closest rival of the APC, Mr. Onu Nweze, who got 19,663.

In Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone, Senator Sam Egwu won for his second term, with 80,711 votes, while his challenger, Mathias Adum of the APC, got 38,375 votes.

For Ebonyi Central Zone, Senator Obinna Ogba also got his second term, with 62,452 votes, to defeat the APC Candidate, Senator Julius Ucha, who scored 46,676 votes.

11. Sokoto State

The Lawmaker representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, won his re-election bid.

The Returning Officer, Sokoto North Senatorial District, Professor Atiku Yahaya, declared the APC Candidate the winner of the poll at the State Collation Centre, on Monday.

The APC candidate for Sokoto-North/Sokoto-South Federal Constituency, Bala Abubakar, won Saturday’s election into the House of Representatives. He defeated the PDP candidate, Abubakar Abdullahi.

12. Kwara State

The incumbent Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, was among the casualties of last Saturday’s Senatorial election in Kwara State.

Ibrahim, who is the Candidate of the PDP, lost the election to Oyelola Ashiru, the APC Candidate in the Senatorial District, who was a first timer in the election. The APC won the three Senatorial seats in the State

13. Akwa Ibom State

Candidates of the PDP in Akwa Ibom North East and South Senatorial Districts, Senator Bassey Albert, and Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, respectively, were declared winners.

Meanwhile, for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, the incumbent Senator Godswill Akpabio, of the APC, lost the election to his PDP opponent.

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