APC regains dominance in the Senate with 61 seats won

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With 61 seats won by its candidates at last Saturday’s National Assembly election, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to regain dominance in the Ninth Senate.

The number will give the APC numerical strength in the Red Chamber. It will also enjoy a simple majority.

It will, however, not afford the APC the luxury of a two-third majority in the upper chamber.

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won 33 of the seats announced as at the close of yesterday. The Young Progressive Party (YPP) won a senatorial seat in Anambra State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election in four senatorial districts inconclusive. It was yet to announce the results from 11 senatorial zones as at the time of going to press last night.

There are 109 seats in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. They are made up of three senators from each of the 36 states. The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has one slot.

The APC won all the 20 of the 21 slots from the Northwest which has 21 slots. The result of the remaining zone was yet to be declared as at yesterday.

It won in 13 of the 18 slots in the Southwest. The PDP clinched three seats and the election in the other two senatorial zones was declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire.

Also in the Northeast, the APC clinched 13 slots. The PDP won three. One was inconclusive.

In the Southsouth, the PDP won 15 of the 18 senatorial seats, leaving two to the APC. One was yet to be declared.

The PDP won seven seats in the Southeast. The APC took two. The results from four were yet to be declared and one inconclusive. The YPP won one slot.

In the Northcentral, the APC won 10 seats as against PDP’s four. The results from three districts were yet to be declared and one was inconclusive.

Some of the current senators who won and lost their senatorial seats based on INEC official results :

LOSERS

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki (PDP Kwara Central)

Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi (PDP Ekiti South)

Former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio (APC Akwa Ibom North West)

Senator Shehu Sani (PRP Kaduna Central)

Senator Mohammed Hassan (PDP Yobe South)

Senator Binta Masi (APC Adamawa North)

Senator Isa Misau (PDP Bauchi Central)

Senator Rafiu Ibrahim ( PDP Kwara South)

Senator George Akume (APC Benue North West)

Senator Barnabas Gemade (SDP Benue North)

Senator Ahmed Ogembe (Kogi Central)

Senator Aidoko Ali (PDP Kogi East).

Senators Tayo Alasoadura (APC Ondo Central)

Yele Omogunwa (APC Ondo South)

Monsurat Sunmonu (APC Oyo Central)

Soji Akanbi (ADC Oyo South); Duro Faseyi (PDP Ekiti North)

Andy Ubah (APC Anambra South)

Victor Umeh (APGA Anambra Central)

Nelson Effiong (APC Akwa Ibom South)

Ubali Shittu (PDP North East)

Mao Ohuabunwa (PDP Abia North)..

WINNERS-RETURNEES

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West)

Dino Melaye (PDP Kogi West)

Philip Aduda (PDP FCT)

Oluremi Tinubu (APC Lagos Central)

Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa West)

Sabi Abdullahi (APC Niger North)

Francis Alimikhena (APC Edo North)

Abdulfatai Buhari (APC Oyo North)

Stella Oduah (PDP Anambra North).

Ahmad Baba-Kaita (APC Katsina North)

Ajayi Boroffice (APC Ondo Central)

Chukwuka Utasi (PDP Enugu North)

Akpan Bassey (PDP Akwa Ibom North East)

Adamu Aliero (APC Kebbi Central)

Bala Ibn Na’Allah (APC Kebbi South)

Abdullahi Yahaya (APC Kebbi East)

Kabiru Gaya (APC Kano South)

Barau Jibrin (APC Kano South)

Danjuma La’ah (PDP Kaduna South)

Aliyu Wammako (APC Sokoto North)

Danladi Sankara (APC Jigawa North West)

Sabo Muhammed (APC Jigawa Central).

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