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 increase on April 11, 2011 at 11:33am
D throne of God has been established since d day Goodluck Jonathan knelt b4 great men of God 4 prayers. Nigeria is in d hand of God. Whether d devil lyks it or not Nigeria must get there. Jega U are d man of d moment. God bless U 4 Nigeria. Goodluck,U a God's choosen. I am already feeling d fresh air of ur regime. God bless Nigerians
Comment by Adegbite Adesola Victor on April 11, 2011 at 11:20am
I dey laugh oooo..,but mine is 4 d betterment of Nigeria.thank God 4 using GEJ 2 transformed d image of d country politically.Its high time we repay GEJ 4 d job well done cos if nt 4 him we could've nt such a peaceful,free&fair election despite d violence dt preceed d election.God bless nigeria,GEJ&JEGA.Victory awaits GEJ COME NEXT SATURDAY BY HIS GRACE.
Comment by Moses Chidi on April 11, 2011 at 10:14am
This is a case of 'How are the Mighty weeping.......' the electorate is sensitized,it is either you perform when in office or forget about it. Government is for the people and those in power should serve the people instead of amassing wealth.
Comment by Moses Chidi on April 11, 2011 at 10:06am
This is healthy for our democracy......thumbs up to the Nigerian electorate!!
Comment by Obus Regha on April 11, 2011 at 9:37am
I can perceive the wind of changes.
Comment by Obus Regha on April 11, 2011 at 9:30am
I can perceive the wind of changes.
Comment by Adedayo Oluwafemi on April 11, 2011 at 9:01am
I must vote for Goodluck Jonath for allowing Prof.Jega to do his job without dictating to him.
Comment by Adedayo Oluwafemi on April 11, 2011 at 8:56am
This time around we must get it right.We have followed Prof. Jega antecedent and pedigree,we know the kind of stuff he is made of.Through him,God will deliver us from the hands of politicians enslaving our people with tax payers money.Nigerians,we can still do better in the next election on saturday.God bless my country Nigeria.
Comment by abiodun on April 11, 2011 at 8:52am
mr folarin pls to let u no dat no such tin as massive riggin in kwara state d election was free and fair no reports of violence in any parts of d state. pls if u av any evidence to d contrary pls make it public and stop talkin rubbish.
Comment by Olaniba Oyetunji Steven on April 11, 2011 at 6:48am
More of them is expected to fall,come April 26.Nigeria and Nigerians are waiting for total revolution

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