Gov Bagudu loses senatorial election to Aliero’s PDP in Kebbi

Governor Bagudu

Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, has lost his senatorial bid to the former governor of the state, Sen. Muhammad Adamu Aliero.

Aliero of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 126,588 votes to win Kebbi Central senatorial seat.

The returning officer, Prof. Abbas Yusuf, said Bagudu, who is the Chairman of Progressive Governors Forum, scored 92,389 votes.

The elections were held in eight local governments of Gwandu, Bunza, Aliero, Maiyama, Koko-Besse, Jega, Kalgo, and Birnin Kebbi which constitute Kebbi central senatorial district.

The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) had stopped the collation of Kebbi central senatorial election results on Sunday following the disappearance of the returning officer for Marafa ward in Birnin Kebbi.

He was asked to step aside and reconcile some discrepancies in the result figures he brought to the collation centre when he disappeared.

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