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Five Senators Loss Bid To Become Governors, Four Successful


No fewer than five serving Senators that contested in the April 11 governorship elections in their various states lost the bid to become their states chief executive officers.
But four out of the nine senators that contested for the election were lucky that they were declared winner in the election.
Senator Ifeanyi Okowa who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State won landslide to defeat other contestants, likewise, Senator Ben Ayade of Cross River State who emerged successful in the April 11, governorship election.
Also lucky to be elected as the state governor is Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu from Kebbi State who contested on the party ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and his colleague from Adamawa State, Senator Mohammed Bindo Jibrila of the APC, who defeated his opponent of the PDP and former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu.
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However, the result of the election in Taraba state where Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan contested on the platform of APC was declared inconclusive following the controversy that the result had generated.
The five who could not make it are Senator Gyang Nyoman Shom Pwajok of the PDP who lost to the APC candidate in Plateau state, Senator Helen Esuene who defected to the Labour Party from the PDP and contested the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.
Also defeated in the governorship election is Senator Kamar Akin Babaloola Odunsi who contested under the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Ogun state and lost to the APC candidate and incumbent governor of the state Ibikunle Amosun and Senator Simeon Suleiman Ajibola who also lost to the incumbent governor of Kwara state that stood the election on APC platform.

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