…Wamakko, Jang, Orji, Akpabio, Saraki, Tinubu, Ashafa, Oduah, Ekwunife, Win Senatorial Election
…Yayi Wins Lagos West and Makes History
…PDP wins all Senate seats in Imo
…Governors, Makarfi, Umeh, Ngige, Ningi lose
The Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi of the Peoples Democratic Party has lost his bid to return to the Senate, as Isah Misau of the All Progressives Congress was declared the winner of the Bauchi Central Senatorial District.
Declaring the results on Monday, the INEC Collation Officer for the Bauchi Central, Dr. Mohammed Yakubu, announced that Misau scored 208, 741 votes to beat Ningi, who scored 57, 172 votes.
The result, as declared in Azare, the headquarters of the district on Monday, by the INEC Collation Officer for the Bauchi North Senatorial election, Dr. Muhammed Adamu, said Nazif polled 197, 919 votes, to beat Mustapha, who scored 97, 047.
Also, the Bauchi State Governor, who is also the PDP candidate in the Bauchi South senatorial elections, Isa Yuguda, is trailing the All Progressives Congress candidate, Ali Wakili, from the results of four of the seven local governments announced so far.
Also, a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, was re-elected to represent the Plateau Central senatorial zone.
A former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, also secured victory to represent Anambra North Senatorial District. Oduah, who ran on the platform of the PDP, polled 143,478 to defeat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Dubem Obaze of the All Progressives Congress, who polled 70,906 votes.
Also Governor Aliyu Wammakko of Sokoto State (APC); his Plateau State counterpart, Jonah Jang (PDP); Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji (PDP); and Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State(APC), former Governor of Osun State, Isiaka Adeleke (APC) all secured victory to represent their respective zones.
However, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi of the PDP failed to return to the Senate as he lost to Malam Shehu Sani of the APC, who will now represent Northern Kaduna Senatorial District.
Senators Ayo Akinyelure representing Ondo Cenral Senatorial District suffered the same fate as he lost to Donald Alasoadura of the APC. But APC’s Senator Ajayi Boroffice secured re-election to represent Ondo North Senatorial District as he defeated Senator Bode Olajumoke of the PDP.
The candidate of the APC for Kwara Central senatorial district, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has been declared winner of the Saturday’s election.
…Tinubu, Ashafa Win Lagos East and Central Senatorial Seats
Senator Gbenga Bareehu Ashafa of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the Lagos East Senatorial District election.
The incumbent Senator polled 181,221 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP who polled a total of 126,350 votes out of a total of 307,571 votes cast.
By that margin, Senator Ashafa won with about 60% of the total votes.
In the same vein the wife of the national leader of All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Senator Oluremi Tinubu polled 167,628 votes in the Lagos Central contest to defeat his PDP candidate, Dr. Adegboyega Dosunmu, who polled 135,445.
The present Governor of Sokoto state, Aliyu Wamakko, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the senatorial seat for Sokoto North Senatorial zone.
He scored 225,642 to defeat the present senator representing the zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Maccido .
Senator Maccido Scored 65,692 votes.
Solomon Olamilekan Adeola aka Yayi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made history by becoming the first lawmaker in Nigeria to be consecutively elected from the House of Assembly to the House of Representatives and finally to the Senate.
In the results declaring Adeola as winner of the Lagos West Senatorial District seat, he scored 429,765 votes to his beat his rival, Segun Adewale of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 372,421 in the nation’s largest senatorial district.
He won in six of the 10 local governments namely Alimosho, Agege, Ifako Ijaiye, Mushin, Badagry and Ikeja to beat his rival with 57,344 votes. He lost in Ojo, Amuwo Odofin, Oshodi /Isolo and Ajeromi /Ifelodun.
Adeola, the chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts, dedicated his victory to God and the people of his Alimosho Federal Constituency.
A chartered accountant by profession, he was elected to the House of Assembly in 2003 and in 2007 to represent Alimosho State Constituency 2.
In 2011, Adeola was elected and is representing Alimosho Federal Constituency, the largest constituency in Nigeria.
…APC ends Hayatu’s 16-year stay in Senate
MThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Kano North senatorial seat, defeating Senator Bello Hayatu, who has been in the Senate since 1999.
The APC candidate, Alhaji Barau Jibrin, an accountant and World Bank consultant, secured 381,393 votes to end Hayatu’s 16 year’s in the Senate.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Ahmed, who declared the result on Monday in Bichi, said the incumbent senator, who contested for the fifth time under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), got 107, 845 votes.
Ahmed said the election had recorded massive turn-out of voters and was conducted peacefully.
PDP wins all Senate seats in Imo
The Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Orlu (Imo West) senatorial district, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has been declared the winner of the senatorial election held on Saturday.
He garnered 154,605 votes to beat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osita Izunaso, who got 70,843 votes.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, ThankGod Eziani and Chief Idika Jafac, came third and fourth with 28,753 and 14,491 votes respectively.
Declaring the result at the INEC Office in Owerri, the Returning officer, Prof. Christian Eze, stated that he had to announce the result in Owerri because of the crisis that surrounded the collation of the results in the INEC office in the Orlu zone.
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, lecturer, who showed journalists the torn and squeezed result sheets, said that they were able to extract the results from the parts of the squeezed and torn papers.
Eze added that one of his co-workers was badly beaten by those he described as “APC boys,” who he said saw the election result going against their candidate.
The senatorial results of the other two zones in the state (Owerri and Okigwe) have also been declared with the PDP candidates, Chief Samuel Anyanwu (Owerri) and Chief Athan Achonu (Okigwe) as winners.