Elections 2019: 14 out of 20 Nasarawa Assembly APC members lose re-election

Elections 2019: 14 out of 20 Nasarawa Assembly APC members lose re-election

- Six of 20 APC's members of Nasarawa state 5th Assembly won their re-election bid in the 2019 general elections

- The party, however, won a total number of 15 seats in the new Assembly, while the PDP won just seven seats

- The Social Democratic Party and Zenith Labour Party won one seat each

Only six out of 20 All Progressives Congress (APC)'s members of the Nasarawa state 5th Assembly that sought for re-election in 2019 general elections won their elections.

The members coming back to the 6th assembly are the speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi (APC-Umaisha/Ugya), Mohammed Okpoku (APC-Udege/Loko) and Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Others are Tanko Tanko (APC-Awe North), Mohammed Alkali (APC-Lafia North) and Ibrahim Muluku (APC-Nassarawa Eggon East).

It was also reported that for the incoming Assembly, the APC won 15 seats, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won seven seats while Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) won one seat each.

The seats won by APC are Umaisha/Ugya, Toto/Gadabuke, Nasarawa Central, Udege/Loko, Keffi West, Kokona East, Akwanga North, Lafia Central, Lafia North, Keana, Awe North, Awe South, Wamba, Nassarawa Eggon East and Uke/Karshi constituencies.

PDP won in Akwanga South, Nasarawa Eggon West, Doma South, Obi 1, Obi 2, Karu/Gitata and Kokona West constituencies, while ZLP and SDP won in Doma North and Keffi East constituencies.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a coalition of six political groups, including the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) unanimously endorsed the candidature of Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, of the APC in Nasarawa state.

Malam Umar Yusuf, the national secretary of NANS, who made this known on Thursday, March 7, in a statement on behalf of the other groups, said the seven groups agreed to work with the APC in the March 9 governorship and state House of Assembly elections.

Yusuf said the groups endorsed Sule after due consultations with the relevant stakeholders in the state, who all agreed to work for the APC governorship candidate.

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