Breaking: INEC gives 102 elected senators certificates of return

Breaking: INEC gives 102 elected senators certificates of return

- Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given certificates of return to winners of the senatorial poll

- 102 elected senators got this honour at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Thursday, March 14

- However, 22 seats are up for grabs at the supplementary elections in the affected federal constituencies

Thursday, March 14, witnessed the awarding of certificate of return to winners of the National Assembly election at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said that 102 senators-elect got their certificates on Thursday alongside 338 prospective House of Representatives members, The Nation reports.

Going by INEC's list, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 63 senators, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 38, while Youth Progressives Party (YFP) has a seat.

Meanwhile, seven seats have been declared inconclusive and will be contested for in the March 23, supplementary election.

At the House of Assembly, the APC has 211 members, while the PDP has 111 members. The remaining 16 seats are shared among other political parties thus: APGA (six); African Democratic Congress (ADC), three; Action Alliance (AA) two and Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), two.

African Democratic Party (ADP), Allied Peoples Movement (APM) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) both have only one seat.

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However, 22 seats are to be battled for in the supplementary elections in the affected federal constituencies.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared APC as winner of Bauchi south senatorial district election.

The party scored 250,725 votes against PDP’s candidate, Garba Dahiru who scored 175,527 votes Announcing the result in Bauchi, Sarkin-Fagam, a lecturer with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, said APC scored 250,725 votes, ahead of other parties, but had no candidate recognised by the law as it had failed to substitute its candidate, Senator Lawal Gumau, as directed earlier by a court of law.

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