More mighty men fall...*Oyinlola, Omisore, Nnamani, Orji Kalu, Alli Modu Sheriff

* Adedibu, Akinjide, Obasanjo, Yar'Adua's children lose


Senate seats: PDP 36; ACN 13; CPC 5;  ANPP 4; Labour 3; APGA 1; DPP 1


By Clifford Ndujihe, Deputy Political Editor

MORE political heavy weights continued to fall, yesterday, as more results of Saturday’s National Assembly polls tumbled in last night.

House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello and Maryam Umar Yar'Adua, were among political gladiators who were taught a bitter lesson at the polls.

Leading members of the National Assembly and political heavyweights who met their waterloo at the elections include immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu and Senator Daisy Danjuma.

Other casualties include former Governor of Osun State, Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, Senator Lekan Mustapha, Senator Patricia Akwashiki and Senator Bode Olajumoke.

From the polls, a host of new faces will be featured when the seventh Senate resumes on June 4, 2011. They include Governor Bukola Sarakai of Kwara State, Engr. Barnabas Gemade, Chief Gbenga Kaka, Mrs Oluremi Tinubu,  Solomon Ewuga, Chief Pius Ewherido.

Of the 94 senatorial seats contested, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, in spite of substantial losses still maintains its lead over the other parties, cornering 36 of the 60 seats already released.

PDP is followed by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) with 13 seats, Congress for Progressive Change, CPC (5), All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP (4), Labour Party (3) APGA(1) and Democratic Peoples Party, DPP (1).


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Comment by AGOR on April 12, 2011 at 2:02pm
When people are truly given the opportunity to choose their leaders, there must be changes, take for instance why Bankole failed was because of the 9 billion naira scandal , in which  he is yet to explain to Nigerians.
Comment by Tyokyaa Jacob Saa'Aondo on April 12, 2011 at 11:10am
the good and the bad too are going, so shall they come in and make change in our democracy. we really need change in our democracy, waking up everyday, talking of particular set of people will not add a bid in our country. work for change.
Comment by Mustapha on April 11, 2011 at 8:59pm
It is a new dawn bros; let dem get smackd down dis way. It's d best thin dat has eva happend 2 niger. It is now we ar really 'democrating' in dis country, esp with d likes of Jega on d trail. I howeva giv Gudluck a plus 4 bringin Jega 2 service even though he might have envisagd losing his seat at d new turn of event come Saturday.
Comment by edward chike on April 11, 2011 at 8:00pm
Good news!
Comment by Ehoniyotan Samuel on April 11, 2011 at 12:56pm
I need some1 to tell me what former President is going through at the moment. Hope he wil not die of hypathension
Comment by Aaron Adoye on April 11, 2011 at 12:55pm
Jega is more than too much he should remain in that seat oh.the cap fit him better than any one........ooooooooooooh
Comment by lucas Francis on April 11, 2011 at 12:42pm
Did I hear Gemade, well Benue election result is fake so lets wait for INEC.I rest my case.
Comment by Ehoniyotan Samuel on April 11, 2011 at 12:32pm
Great men are falling, people who can talk are been silence, men with power are been dethroned, and the masses votes now counts. This is a sign of a New Nigeria. Thanks to Jega and crews
Comment by Ehoniyotan Samuel on April 11, 2011 at 12:26pm
Looking at the atmosphere of peace that the eletion is been conducted on Sat. 9 April 2011 shows that Sun can Shine after a raining day. Kudos to Jega
Comment by Erhijodo Emmanuel Edafe on April 11, 2011 at 11:53am
The wind of change is still blowing, PDP sorry oooo!

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