Kyari, Ndume Re-elected as Gov Shettima Wins Borno Central Senatorial Election

BY OBUTE JAMES

The Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and representative of Borno North Senatorial District, Senator Abubakar Kyari  as well as former Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume are among the few senators who will return to the Nigerian Senate following their victory at the just conducted parliamentary  election.

The Governor of Borno State Kashim Shettima also won the Borno Central Senatorial District election which will enable him to be part of the 9th Senate to be constituted in June.

Shettima, APC candidate  defeated Senator Mohammed Abba Aji of  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to emerge a winner.

Abba Aji, former Adviser on National Assembly Matters to former Presidents Umar Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan also served as a senator under the platform of the  defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) between 2003-2007.

Declaring the results at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in  Maiduguri on Tuesday, the returning Officer, Professor Yusuf M. Yusuf of the University of Maiduguri said Kashim Shettima polled 340,898 votes to defeat  Abba-Aji who got 75, 509 votes.

In Borno North, Kyari of the APC was declared winner after scoring 75,565 votes to defeat  Hon. Isa Lawan Kangar of the PDP with 35, 123 votes.

Similarly, INEC returning officer, for Borno South  Senatorial District, Prof Isah Hassan declared  Ndume of APC as the winner of the senatorial election having scored 300,637 as against the candidate of the PDP Hon. Kudla Satumari, who scored 84,804.

Ndume will be heading to the National Assembly for the fifth term and the Senate for the third time.

 

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