Saraki Loses in Kwara Central

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has lost his bid for reelection into the Senate for Kwara Central on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In the Senatorial election conducted last Saturday, Saraki lost to Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The result of the election was announced by the Senatorial District Returning Officer, Prof. Olatunbosun Owoyomi of the University of Ilorin.

Oloriegbe polled a total of 123,808 votes to defeat the Senate President who scored 68,994 votes in the four local governments of Kwara Central Senatorial district.

In Asa local government, Oloriegbe scored a total of 15,932 votes against Saraki’s 11,252 votes.

The APC candidate also got 30, 014 votes in Ilorin East local government to 14,654 polled by his PDP rival in the Senatorial race.

In Ilorin West, stronghold of Sen. Saraki, Oloriegbe polled 51,531 votes to defeat the senate president with 30,075 votes.

The situation was the same in Ilorin South where the APC senatorial candidate floored the Senate President with 26,331 votes as against 13, 031 votes garnered by Saraki.

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