- Category: April 2011 Polls
- Published on Saturday, 09 April 2011 21:38
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The dominant ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost some seats to the opposition parties in today's National Assembly election according to the early results released.
Picture: Bukola Saraki
Dr Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has defeated Dr. Bukola Saraki (PDP), the governor of Kwara state who is contesting for the senate seat in Kwara Central Senatorial District.
Similarly in Osun central Senatorial District, Prof. Sola Adeyeye defeated Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the former governor of Osun state.
In his reaction to the victory, Adeyeye said "I won! Four years ago, the merchants of do-or-die politicking did not allow me to vote for myself. Today, They have been soundly defeated in all 10 local governments of Osun Central Senatorial District. Now we must give Nigeria a worthy senate. Thank you God!"
Unofficial reports from Ogun state say both Mr. Dimeji Bankole, the speaker of the House of Assembly and Dr. Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello lost their bids to return to the seats they presently occupy.
The president of the Senate, David Mark also lost his senatorial bid to his Lawrence Onoja (ACN), a retired Major General.
Early results from Ogun Central Senatorial District show that Iyabo is losing to the ACN candidate, Mr. Gbenga Obadara by large numbers and in a similar vein, Dimeji is on the verge of losing his seat to the candidate of the ACN, Mr. Segun Williams in Abeokuta South Federal Constituency.
The unofficial results from most parts of the Northern Nigeria show that General Muhammadu Buhari's Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) is clearly leading while the ACN is consolidating it's hold on the South West.
Other Victorious Candidates
- Anambra State: Dr. Chris Ngigie won the Anambra Central senatorial seat against APGA's Dr. Dora Akunyili
- Osun State: ACN's Babajide Omoworare and Mudashiru Hussein won Senatorial seats