Senatorial poll: Ajimobi, Dankwambo, others lose as ninth National Assembly takes shape

The ninth National Assembly has started taking shape with the declaration of some of the results of Saturday’s legislative elections.

The results officially released by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s state offices as of 5pm on Monday, showed that  the All Progressives Congress had produced 23 senators, while the Peoples Democratic Party won 11 senatorial seats.

Among those who lost out of the senatorial race on Saturday was the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi.



In Ogun State,  the APC won the two senatorial seats.

The state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun was declared the senator-elect for Ogun Central after scoring  88,110 votes to defeat other candidates, including Mrs Titi Oseni-Gomez of the African Democratic Congress who polled 37,101.

The  immediate-past Chief  of Staff  to Amosun, Tolu Odebiyi also emerged the senator-elect for Ogun West. He scored 56,452 votes to defeat the All Peoples Movement’s Olusegun Gbeleyi, who got 48,611. The result of the Ogun East senatorial seat, was declared inconclusive


In Anambra, the candidate of the Young Progressive Party,  and oil tycoon, Ifeanyi Uba, won the south senatorial seat. He scored  87,081 votes to defeat his closest rival of Chris Uba of the PDP  who got 62,462 votes.


The  APC and the PDP   won one seat each out of the three senatorial districts in Edo State.

The candidate of the APC and current senator representing Edo North,  Francis Alimikhena, defeated his PDP rival, Abubakar Momoh.

The returning officer, Prof. Moses Osawaru,  said that Alimikhena scored 117,783 votes while Momoh scored 80,752 votes.

The candidate of the PDP, Clifford Ordia, was declared winner of the senatorial election in Edo South.

Ordia, who is an incumbent senator, got 56,048 votes to defeat the candidate of the APC, John Inegbedion, who had 49,158 votes.

The results for Edo South had yet to be announced as of 4:45pm on Monday due to disruption of the collation centre at Urhokpota hall, Benin, by some restive youth.

The results of the House of Representatives elections in five constituencies have so far been announced, with the APC and the PDP winning four seats and one, respectively.

The APC won in Ovia, where the incumbent lawmaker and the PDP candidate, Omosede Igbinedion, lost to her APC rival, Denis Idahosa.

It also won in Owan, Akoko-Edo and Etsako while the PDP won in Esan North-East/South-East.


In Kano State, the APC  won two senatorial seats. In the Kano South, an incumbent senator,  Senator Kabiru Gaya got 319,004 votes to defeat his PDP counterpart  Abdullahi Sani, who polled 217,520. Also in the Kano North, another incumbent APC senator,  Barau Jibrin, garnered  286,416 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ahmed Bichi of the PDP, who polled 155,638 votes.

The APC  won 19 House of Representatives constituency seats announced by the state electoral returning officers. Kano has 24 House of Representative constituency seats, with 44, LGAs


In Plateau State, INEC has announced the results of the  three House of Representatives polls. None of the results from the three senatorial districts had been officially declared by INEC as of the time of sending this report.

In Jos South /Jos East, the PDP candidate, Mr Dachung Musa Bagos defeated 12 other candidates to emerge victorious while the PDP candidate for Bokkos/Mangu constituency, Mr Solomon Marren defeated two other candidates to clinch the ticket.

Langtang South /Langtang North Constituency, a serving lawmaker, Beni Lar won her re-election into the House of Representatives for the fourth time


The APC’s Teslim Folarin and , Abdulfatai Buhari won Oyo Central and Oyo North senatorial seats respectively.

Buhari, polled total votes 107, 703 while his closest rival, Mulikat Akande Adeola of the PDP garnered 89, 365 votes.

The Presiding officer, Prof. Jonathan Aileru  announced the result. The PDP’s Kola Balogun defeated  the state Governor, who was the APC’s candidate for Oyo South.


In Gombe State, the APC won six House of Representatives seats declared. In Balanga/ Billiri Federal Constituency, Mela Victor’s APC got  45,112 while the PDP’s Isa Ali scored 35,385

In Dukku/Nafada Federal Constituency,  an incumbent member of the House, Aisha  Dukku also of the APC polled 40,122 to defeat Saidu Jodoma  of the PDP who scored 21,474.

Also, the APC’s Kari Elisha won Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency. The party’s candidate for Yelmatu/ Deba Federal constituency was also the winner of the poll.

For Gombe/ Kwami/Funakaye, the party’s candidate,  Bauchi Yaya Tango  got  173,466 to defeat the PDP’ Abubakar Shehu who polled 57,365

In the Gombe central senatorial election, an incumbent senator and former governor of the state,  Danjuma Goje of the APC scored  110,116 to defeat Abubakar Nasiru of the PDP.

Also, in Gombe North, APC’s  Alkali  Ahmed polled 152,546 votes to defeat the incumbent Governor of the stat IbrahimDankwambo.


The APC has also won the three senatorial seats in Katsina.  Alhaji Ahmad Babba-Kaita    and Alhaji Kabir Barkia  were  confirmed as senators- elect for Daura and Katsina  senatorial districts respectively.

The Returning Officer for Daura Senatorial District, Prof Ojonigwu said  Babba-Kaita  polled 339,438 votes to defeat his closest contender, Alhaji Mani Nasarawa of the PDP who polled 127,529 votes.

Similarly, the Returning Officer for Katsina Central Senatorial district, Professor Rasheed-Adedayo Hamzat,  said Alhaji Kabir Barkiya,also of the APC polled 340,800 votes to defeat Hamisu Gambo of the PDP, who got 124,372 votes.

The result of the Katsina South Senatorial District showed that the APC candidate, Bello Mandiya won the election.

Mandiya polled 433,139 to defeat the PDP candidate, Shehu Imam, who polled 105,881.

The APC  candidate, Salisu  Isansi, was declared  winner of Katsina Federal Constituency of the House of Representatives.  Isansi  polled  58,314 votes.

The Returning Officer, Dr Godwin Ojochogu, who announced the result , also said  PDP candidate at the election, Aminu Chindo, polled 21,454 votes to come second.


The APC  in Osun State won two of the three senatorial seats in Osun State. The PDP however defeated the ruling party in one senatorial district.

The APC candidate, Adelere Oriolowo,  defeated Dr Lere Oyewumi of the PDP in Osun West.

In Osun Central, Dr. Basiru Ajibola of the APC defeated Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa of  the PDP, the PDP candidate, Prince Adenigba Fadahunsi defeated Ajibola Famurewa of the APC in Osun East.

The APC also won six out of the nine federal constituencies, while the PDP got three seats


For Ondo State, both parties won one senatorial district each while the election in the third district was declared inconclusive by INEC.

The Ondo North Senatorial District was won by the candidate of the APC, Senator Ajayi  Boroffice while the election in Ondo Central Senatorial District was won by Senator Ayo Akinyelure of the PDP.

In the House of Representatives election, out of the nine federal constituencies in the state,  the APC  won in four constituencies while the PDP won in three and both Social Democratic Party and the ADC  won one constituency each.


The PDP won the six House of Representatives seats and three senatorial zones in Ebonyi State.

Ebonyi South Senatorial candidate of the PDP, Michael Ama-Nnachi scored 103,751 votes to defeat his closest rival of the APC, Mr Onu Nweze who got 19,663.

In Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone, Senator Sam Egwu won for second term with 80,711 votes while his challenger, Mathias Adum of the APC got 38,375 votes.

For Ebonyi Central zone, Senator Obinna Ogba also got the second term with 62,452 votes to defeat APC candidate, Senator Julius Ucha who scored 46,676 votes.


The lawmaker representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Wamakko,  won his reelection bid.

The Returning Officer, Sokoto North Senatorial District, Professor Atiku Yahaya, declared the APC candidate winner of the poll at the state collation centre on Monday.

The APC candidate for Sokoto-North/Sokoto-South Federal Constituency, Bala Abubakar, won Saturday’s election into the House of Representatives. He defeated the PDP candidate, Abubakar Abdullahi.

Senator Sheu Sani, earlier at a press conference on Monday rejected results of the Kaduna North senatorial election, which was said  to have been won by Uba Sani.


The incumbent Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial district, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim was among the casualties of last Saturday’s senatorial election in Kwara state.

Ibrahim, who is the candidate of PDP lost the election to Oyelola Ashiru, the APC candidate in the senatorial district who was a first timer in the election. The APC won the three senatorial seats in the state

A’ Ibom

Candidates of the PDP in Akwa Ibom North East and South senatorial districts, Senator Bassey Albert and Mrs Akon Eyakenyi respectively were declared winners.

But there was confusion over the alleged announcement of the results for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, where incumbent Senator Godswill Akpabio, of the APC was believed to have lost the election to his PDP rival, Chris Ekpenyong.

As of 10.45pm on Monday, it was unclear whether the result collated by the Collation Officer for Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District, Dr Itemobong Ekaidem, had been officially announced.

But a top source in the office of INEC in Uyo said insecurity in the senatorial district had made it impossible for the collation officer to announce the result.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Mike Igini, had earlier on Monday asked the collation officer to return to the senatorial collation centre in Ikot-Ekpene LGA to announce the result.



(The Punch)