Former governor of Abia, Dr. Orji Uzoh Kalu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Abia North senatorial election.
The APC candidate got 30,580 to defeat his closest opposition from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, who polled 21,940 votes.
Kalu who served as Abia State state governor between 1999 to 2007 was declared winner by the returning officer for the senatorial election, Dr. Charles Anumodu.
Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost his election bid to represent Oyo South Senatorial district in the senate to the opposition candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ajimobi, whose second term as governor will come to an end in May lost to PDP’s Dr. Kola Balogun, a former commissioner in the state under the regime of Adebayo Alao-Akala.
According to the results announced on Monday by the collation officer, Professor Wole Akinsola, Balogun got 105, 720 votes to defeat his rival of the APC, Ajimobi who got 92,218.
Ajimobi who represented the state at the National Assembly between 2007 and 2011 lost his bid to go back to red chamber after his eight-year rule as governor.
Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has won the 2019 election for the Ogun Central Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Ayinde Akanbi, announced him the winner in the early hours of Monday, February 25, 2019.
The governor won in all the six local government areas that constitute the senatorial district with 88,110 votes, tens of thousands more than his closest opponent, Titi Oseni-Gomez of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who got 37,101 votes.
Solomon Sanyaolu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 33,276 votes.
Amosun was the representative of the Ogun Central Senatorial district between 2003 and 2007 before he lost the governorship election in 2007. He was finally elected governor in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015.