Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda and Deputy Senate Leader, Abdul Ahmed Ningi, have lost the senatorial bid and they were roundly defeated in last Saturday’s National Assembly election.
Ningi had sought to return to the Senate for a second term on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP but lost to the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, Alhaji Isa Hamma.
Hamma scored 208,741 votes to dash Ningi’s hopes to represent Bauchi Central constituency in the Senate.
Yuguda lost his bid for the Senate to Mallam Ali Wakili, a former Nigeria Customs Service, NCS officer.
Wakili of the APC scored 341,708 votes against Yuguda’s 115,341 votes in the result announced by the returning officer, Dr. Shuaibu Musa.
Similarly, Senator Nazif Sulaiman Gamawa, who was at the Senate during the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, was given the mandate to return to the Senate again as he defeated former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Faruk Mustafa with 197,919 votes in the North Senatorial District.
The APC has secured all the 12 seats in the House of Representatives for Bauchi state, having scored the highest number of votes to defeat candidates of the PDP.
Meanwhile, there are indications that PDP in Bauchi may challenge the results announce by INEC as its agent for Bauchi South Senatorial District, Engr. Yakubu Ibrahim, rejected the results of the Senatorial and House of Representatives polls’ results.
Ibrahim insisted that three of the seven local government areas that form the Bauchi South zone were attacked by insurgents during the election.
He alleged that while INEC officials from the area said they are yet to receive results of over 10 polling units from the presiding officers, the electoral body went ahead to declare the election conclusive with winners emerging.
Ibrahim said that the PDP won’t accept the results from Alkaleri, Bauchi South and Kirfi Local Government areas as the councils were attacked while collation of results were going on and all the those involved ran into the bush for safety.

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