Senate: Shehu Sani, George Akume Out

Sorting and counting of elections results. Photo credit: THE PRECISION


Mr. Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat beating incumbent Senator Shehu Sani.

Announcing the results, the Returning Officer Prof. Zakari Muhammad of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said Uba Sani, a former Political Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai polled a total number of 355, 242 votes to defeat Lawal Adamu of the PDP, who scored 195,497 votes, and Senator Shehu Sani of the PRP who came a distant third with 70,613 votes.

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Shehu Sani won the Senate seat on the platform of the APC in 2015 but defected to the PRP after he lost in the APC primaries.

Meanwhile, Mr. Samaila Suleiman of the APC has won the Kaduna North Federal Constituency with 86,227 votes.

Suleiman defeated Mr. Ali Muazu of the PDP, who scored 33,858 votes.

Meanwhile, The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Emmanuel Orker Jev has defeated the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Akume to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat.

Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Nicodemus Ochai, made the announcement on Tuesday.

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Mr. Jev who is also the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on FCT, polled 157, 726 to beat the APC leader in the state, George Akume who polled 115,422.

The totally valid votes cast are 287, 028.

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