APC suffers defeat as Binta loses return bid to Senate

APC suffers defeat as Binta loses return bid to Senate

- Ishaku Cliff of the PDP defeats Senator Binta Masi representing Adamawa north in the National Assembly

- The returning officer, Prof Mamman Baba Ardo, announces that Binta of the APC scored 16,219 votes, while Cliff of the PDP scored 43,117 votes

- Senator Binta is currently the only female lawmaker from northern Nigeria in the Nigerian Senate

Senator Binta Masi representing Adamawa north has lost her re-election bid under the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Ishaku Cliff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Binta is currently the only female lawmaker from northern Nigeria in the Senate.

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When announcing the result, the returning officer, Prof Mamman Baba Ardo said Binta scored 16,219 votes, while Cliff of scored 43,117 votes.

Meanwhile, in the Adamawa central, a woman, Hajiya Aishatu Dahiru of the APC won the seat with 188,526 votes beating Mohammed Chubado of PDP who scored 96, 530 votes to the second place.

The returning officer, Prof Buba Jakusko, said Mustafa Madawaki of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) came third with 36,030 votes.

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In another report, the Senate leader, Ali Ndume of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has emerged winner of the Southern Borno senatorial constituency election.

Ndume was declared winner on Sunday, February 24, in Biu by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having scored the highest votes cast in the Saturday’ February 23 election.

Declaring the result, the returning officer, Prof Isa Hassan, said Ndume garnered 300, 637 votes to defeat his closest rival, Kudla Haske, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 84, 608 votes.

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