The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
The lawmakers were voted on Saturday, February 23 for another term of four years.
Although Nigeria has 109 senators, 100 senators were announced by INEC in the official document.
Winners of rerun elections held on Saturday March 9 are yet to be included in the list.
Of the 100 senators listed, winners have emerged from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Young Progressives Party (YPP).
Of the 100 senatorial seats, All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 62, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has secured 37 seats, while the Young Progressives Party (YPP) has clinched one seat.
Out of the 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the APC has a majority in 23 states. These are states where the party won at least two of the three senatorial districts available.
So far, only six women are among the members of the ninth Senate. They include three new senators (Aisha Dahiru, Adamawa Central; Akon Eyakenyi, Akwa Ibom South; and Uche Ekwunife, Anambra Central) and three returning lawmakers (Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos West, Rose Oko of Cross River North and Stella Oduah of Anambra North).
See the list below:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that INEC removed the name of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, from the list of newly elected senators that was published on its website.
Only the senator-elect Onyewuchi Ezenwa Francis (Imo East), who won on the platform of the PDP was listed in the slot for the three Imo senatorial districts.
The slot for Imo West senatorial district, where Okorocha contested, was filled INEC's remark- “Declaration made under duress."
The electoral umpire wrote "Supplementary" on the slot for Imo North.
Recall that Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC said that the electoral commission will not issue certificates of return to any candidate declared winner of an election under duress.
Yakubu made the statement in Abuja on Thursday, March 7, during a meeting with the inter-agency consultative committee on election security.
The INEC chairman said the commission will not tolerate the intimidation and forcing its staff to declare winners under duress.
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