#NigeriaDecides2023: Governor Atiku Bagudu Loses Senatorial Bid To Adamu Aliero
Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has lost his senatorial bid to Senator Adamu Aliero of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Abbas Yusuf-Bazata, declared Aliero as the winner of the Kebbi Central Senatorial District election held on Feb. 25.
While announcing the results on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, Yusuf-Bazata said Aliero scored 126,588 votes to defeat Bagudu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 92,389 votes.
The Returning Officer added that Abubakar Bello-Tilli of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 1,874 votes, while Umar Rufa’i of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 992 votes.
“Adamu Muhammad Mainasara Aliero of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law 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 current Senator representing the zone. He defected to the PDP when he lost the bid to get the APC endorsement during the primary to recontest for the seat.
Speaking after the announcement, Aliero, a former minister, thanked God and the constituents for giving him another opportunity to serve.
He said it was a victory for all and encouraged the people to remain peaceful and respect constituted authorities. (NAN)
KanyiDaily had also reported how Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom lost his Benue North West Senatorial District bid in the National Assembly.