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ELECTION IN NIGERIA 2023: Senate President Ahmed Lawan reelected 

ELECTION IN NIGERIA 2023: Senate President Ahmed Lawan reelected 

President of Nigeria’s Senate, Ahmed Lawan of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the Yobe North Senatorial District election in Yobe.

Declaring the results in Gashua on Monday, the Returning Officer, Prof. Omolala Aduoju of Federal University, Gashua, said Lawan scored 91,318 votes.

”Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest votes, Alhaji Ahmed Lawan of the APC is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” she said.

She said Lawan’s closest opponent, Sheriff Abdullahi, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 22,849, while the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) candidate, Alhaji Garba Umar, scored 7,210 votes.

Aduoju said Action Democratic Party (ADP) scored three votes even though the party did not field a candidate in the election.

”The total votes cast in the election is 126,677 out of which 122,136 were valid and 4,541 votes rejected,” she said.

The district comprises of Machina, Nguru, Bade, Karasuwa, Jakusko and Yusufari Local Government Areas.

Lawan’s journey to the election victort was thorny and controversial. He contested in APC primaries for the presidency of the country and was roundly defeated by Bola Tinubu.

And when he came around to reclaim the senatrorial seat, Machina, who contested the Senate primaries and won, refused to cede to Lawan.

The matter had to go through the judicial mill from the court of first instance tothe Suprem Court which eventually declared him the candidate of APC in a judgement that has continued to be criticised by many Nigerians.

 

With NAN report.

 

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