Ninth National Assembly to get 15 ex-governors as Senators
While there has been been argument that Nigerian governors see the Senate as a retirement package, it has been revealed that the Ninth National Assembly will be getting 15 ex-governors as senators.
From the 109 senators, the Ninth National Assembly will be getting 15 ex-governors as senators and they include Orji Kalu, Theodore Orji, Kashim Shettima, Sam Egwu, Senator Danjuma Goje, Rochas Okorocha, Ibikunle Amosu, Chimaroke Nnamani, Ibrahim Shekarau, Tanko Makura, Adamu Abdullahi, Aliyu Wamakko, Ibrahim Geidam, Abdul’Aziz Yari, Adamu Aliero.
Two current governors, Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) and Ibrahim Dankawmbo (Gombe) lost last Saturday’s senatorial election as they were defeated by the PDP candidates. It should also be noted that APC won 62 senatorial seats, while the PDP got 35.