By Demola Akinyemi,

Ilorin-Governor Bukola Saraki’s led Peoples Democratic Party[PDP]in kwara state, in the last weekend poll  swept all the  elections to the three senatorial  and five house of representatives seats as conducted in the rescheduled  national assembly election .

The remaining Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin/ Irepodun federal constituency election has been rescheduled for April 26,2011 due to the absence of the logo of the candidate of the DPP for the election.

The Action Congress of Nigeria[ACN]made a very good show as it came close second in many of the results polled across the polling units, the ACPN to the surprise of many came far third on the report card even as the Congress of Progressive Change[CPC] also performed well coming fourth on the score sheets.

Announcing the results,Sunday,at INEC office,Ilorin, the Chief Returning Officer for Kwara central senatorial area of the state, Dr. Stephen Olajide  said that,  the state governor and Kwara Central senatorial candidate,Dr. Bukola Saraki  won the ticket to the upper chamber with a total votes of 78,799 to defeat his  arch rival , Action Congress of Nigeria senatorial candidate in the poll, Dr. Yahaya Oloriegbe who polled 53,058 votes in the election.

Also, the former governor of the state and senatorial candidate of the ruling party[PDP] for  Kwara North in the election, Alhaji Muhammed Shaaba Lafiaji won the  election in  his senatorial area with 6,822 above ACN 2670,CPC4218 and ACPN 2035   while a serving senator , Senator Simeon Ajibola also of PDP won the seat of the senate for Kwara South senatorial district of the state in the poll.


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Comment by TOBBY on April 10, 2011 at 8:28pm
The son with the help of jega just told the father than his days of dominance are over.  What happened to all the artificial childrenn of oloye who promised to sink with him, are they still with him in this moment that he needs them most.  Oloye should exit gracefully and save himself the mubarak treatment.
Comment by Prince Stephen on April 10, 2011 at 6:29pm
Is the Son trying to tell his Father something?
Comment by Ihima Ogaji on April 10, 2011 at 4:24pm

Dr Olushola Saraki the father of the present Governor of Kwara state called the shots in kwara politics. He fought many battles and won virtually all. He was a god whose favour every sitting Governor courted. Governors were elected and removed at his will. The list is endless. When dynamics of power play  pitched him against his son--his own blood i knew it was time for him to quit. I have always held to this philosophical belief that when a man conquers all and he is left with no more enemies to combat with but his blood, his own blood, his defeat is imminent. It was Chinua Achebe who wrote about the great wrestler who threw every wrestler and still would not quit. He was eventually made to wrestle with his "CHI" who predictably threw him effortlessly.

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