#NigeriaDecides2023: Adamu Aliero beats Bagudu, Kebbi governor, to win senate seat



Abubakar Bagudu, governor of Kebbi state has lost the  Kebbi central senatorial district election to Adamu Aliero, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Abbas Yusuf-Bazata, returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the result in Birnin Kebbi, the capital, on Tuesday.

Yusuf-Bazata said  Aliero, a former governor of the state, won the seat by scoring 126,588 votes to defeat Bagudu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 92,389 votes.

The returning officer said Abubakar Bello-Tilli of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 1,874  votes, while Umar Rufa’i of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 992 votes.

 “Adamu Muhammad Mainasara Aliero of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected as Senator for Kebbi central senatorial district,” Yusuf-Bazata said.

Aliero was a  two-term governor of the state, and the current senator representing the zone.

He defected to the PDP when he lost the bid to get the APC endorsement during the primary to recontest for the seat.

Aliero, also a former minister, thanked God and the constituents for giving him another opportunity to serve.

“It was a victory for all and encouraged the people to remain peaceful and respect constituted authorities,” he said. 


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