Gombe Gov, Ibrahim Dankwambo & Oyo Governor, Ajimobi Lose Senatorial Bid


Governor of Gombe state, Ibrahim Dankwambo and his Oyo state counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, have both lost their Senatorial bid in their respective states.

Senator Saidu Akali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dankwambo in Gombe North senatorial district election.

The returning officer, Dr Umar Gurama, of Federal University, Kashere declared the APC candidate as the winner in the early hours of Monday.

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Senator Akali dashed Governor Dankwambo’s hope to represent the people of the senatorial zone after polling a total of 152,546 votes to emerge the winner of the race.

The governor, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), suffered a defeat with a wide margin, having scored 88,016 votes.

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Meanwhile, Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi lost his bid to represent Oyo south senatorial district to Kola Balogun of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor, who ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 92,579 votes while the winner secured 105,720 votes.

The PDP candidate won in Ibadan north, Ibadan north-west, Ibadan south-east, Ibadan north-east, Ibarapa north and Ibarapa east and while Ajimobi won in Ibarapa central, Ibadan south-west and Ido local government areas.

In Akwa Ibom, Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, has lost in nine of 10 local government areas.

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