2023 polls: Who has majority seats in Senate? INEC result reveals

  • The latest declarations from the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) have confirmed the number of senators for the next assembly
  • According to INEC, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) maintained its status as the majority members in the red chambers
  • With 49 senators elected, the APC surpassed the PDP, which has 28 lawmakers, while the others scrabble for the remaining seats

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) continues its dominance at the House of Senate after securing 49 out of the 89 seats announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Daily Trust reported that the opposition parties must scrabble for the remaining 40 seats in the red chamber.

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The APC dominated the red chamber with 49 seats out of the 89 seats declared so far by INEC. Photo: NASS
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won 28 seats; the resurgent Labour Party secured six seats, while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Social Democratic Party (SDP) both won two seats each at the red chamber.

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The Young Progressive Party (YPP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have so far produced one senator each.

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With 49 senators, the ruling party is set to maintain majority in the 10th Senate. There are 109 seats in the Red Chamber, made up of three seats per state and one for FCT.

A party with a simple majority produces presiding officers called President of the Senate and Deputy Senate President.

Meanwhile, last Saturday’s parliamentary poll has continued to throw up shocks and upsets as more serving governors were defeated in the election.

Governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Ben Ayade (Cross River) lost their bids to represent their senatorial districts in the parliament.

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Only two, governors Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger) and Dave Umahi (Ebonyi) won.

The result of the Sokoto South senatorial election, which Governor Aminu Tambuwal contested, was declared inconclusive over irregularities, including over-voting.

“I Want to Retire Chimaroke from Politics”: Ex-APC Chieftain Declares to Run for Senate Under Labour Party

Richard Ngene, a former member of the APC, has declared interest in the Labour Party (LP)’s ticket for the Enugu East senatorial seat.

Ngene who joined the LP in the buildup to the 2023 general elections is seeking the ticket following the death of the party’s candidate, Oyibo Chukwu.

The LP chieftain said he is joining the race in a bid to retire Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, the PDP candidate for the election, from politics.

APC senatorial candidate for Enugu East defeats Nnamani in online poll

In another report, the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Enugu East senatorial zone, Princess Ada Ogbu, defeated Nnamani in an online poll.

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Hosted by Nigerians Decide, an American-based online election polls company, the poll was published three months ago on November 21, 2022, for public response.

According to information on the site, Ada Ogbu polled a whopping 1395 votes, beating her closest rival, Chimaroke Nnamani by 806 votes.

Source: Legit.ng

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