Aliyu, Suswam, Yuguda and Ngige lose senatorial bid


Report made it known that three Peoples Democratic Party governors have lost their senatorial bid. The governors are Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Gabriel Suswam (Benue) and Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu.

In Anambra state also, a former governor, Chris Ngigie, who represents Anambra-Central, lost his seat.

In Kogi State, the senator representing Kogi-West, Smart Adeyemi, lost to former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye of the All Progressives Congress

In Benue, Suswam was defeated by incumbent Senator, Chief Barnabas Gemade, in the race for the Benue North-East seat.

Gemade, an APCmember, polled 140,715 votes to beat Suswam.

Suswam, a sitting PDP governor, scored 118,608 votes to lose in his ambition to occupy the senate seat.

The Collation Officer for the zone, Prof. Mohammed Adah, returned Gemade as validly elected about 11pm on Monday.The announcement laid to rest the conflicting accounts since Saturday over which of the two politicians won the election.

Incidentally, Gemade is a former National Chairman of the PDP, who defected from the party to the APC after Suswam showed interest in the senate seat.

Gemade joins Senate President, David Mark, and another former governor of the state, Mr. George Akume, as the winners for Benue-North and Benue-South senatorial districts respectively.

In Bauchi State, Governor Yuguda lost his bid to represent Bauchi-South from the senatorial district in the Senate as he was defeated by Mallam Ali Wakili of the APC.

The Collation Officer and Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Dr. Shuibu Musa, while declaring the result, announced that Wakili scored 341, 708 votes to defeat Yuguda who scored 115, 575 votes.

Yuguda lost to Wakili in all the seven local government areas of the state which make up the senatorial district.


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