Senatorial polls: APC wins 62 seats, PDP takes 35


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The results of the last Saturday’s National Assembly election reveal that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won no fewer than 62 senatorial seats out of 98 already declared.

The official results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  showed that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  won 35  seats in the ninth Senate.

The Young Progressive Party won a seat in Anambra State.

In the South-West, out of the 17 results released so far,  the APC had won 14 seats, while the PDP clinched three. The result of the Ondo South election has not been released as it was declared inconclusive.

The APC won all the senatorial seats in Ogun, Lagos and Ekiti, and lost a seat each in Osun, Oyo and Ondo states.

In the North-West,  INEC has released the results of all the 21 senatorial districts in the zone where the APC won 20 seats, while the PDP secured one.

The APC also won the seats in Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Jigawa and Katsina, but lost the Kaduna South seat to the PDP.

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In the North-East, the ruling party swept all the senatorial seats in Gombe, Bauchi, Yobe and Borno states. In Adamawa State, it won one seat.

The PDP  won two senatorial seats in Adamawa and the two results declared in Taraba State.

In the North-Central, the PDP won 12 senatorial seats across Benue, Nasarawa, Niger and Kwara and Kogi.

The South-South PDP clinched the senatorial seats in Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa, while the APC won one seat each in Delta and Edo states.

The APC managed to win a seat each in  Abia and Imo states, but the PDP clinched all the senatorial seats in Enugu and Ebonyi,

The first-timers among the senators-elect include Ifeanyi Uba (Anambra South) of the Young Progressive Party; Bayo Osinowo (Lagos East) of the APC; Uba Sani (Kaduna North, APC);  Tolu Odebiyi (Ogun West); and Dayo Adeyeye (Ekiti South).

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