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APC Flops: Bagudu loses senatorial seat to Aliero




ASen. Adamu Aliero of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the Kebbi Central Senatorial District election held on February 25 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Prof. Abbas Yusuf-Bazata, the INEC Returning Officer who announced the results on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, said Aliero defeated Gov. Abubakar Bagudu for the seat.

He stated that Aliero received 126,588 votes, defeating Bagudu, the incumbent governor of Kebbi, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, who received 92,389 votes.

According to the Returning Officer, Abubakar Bello-Tilli of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) received 1,874 votes, while Umar Rufa’i of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) received 992 votes.


“Having satisfied the requirements of the law, Adamu Muhammad Mainasara Aliero of the PDP is hereby declared the winner and returned elected as Senator for Kebbi Central Senatorial District,” he said.

Aliero, a two-term governor of the state, is the zone’s current Senator.

He defected to the PDP after failing to obtain the APC’s endorsement to run for the seat again in the primary.

Aliero, also a former minister, thanked God and the constituents for giving him another opportunity to serve.
He said that it was a victory for all and encouraged the people to remain peaceful and respect constituted authorities.


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