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 Jerry Samson on April 11, 2011 at 5:47am
Wow dis our revolution which i called 'voters revolution' I thank God 4 d type of president we have,now i know that Inec mean business.God bless naija and goodluck naija!
Comment by Okodi Louis on April 11, 2011 at 5:16am
elections should not be a matter of party, but a matter of who is contesting, for the common man. Let the heavy weights fall, we need new faces, we need change. Let people elect leaders of their choices.
Comment by hassan kamil on April 11, 2011 at 4:48am
this revolution is a gradual process;by 2010 all d political rogues will b flushed out of d system
Comment by Ehikioya Hilary Ehikioya on April 11, 2011 at 4:25am
Comment by alimi olalekan on April 11, 2011 at 4:05am
what a gr8 improvement on our dear democracy.this is a clear indicatn that people eyes are open nd n come 2015,pdp wil b voted out of power completely.
Comment by AGO Udom on April 11, 2011 at 1:55am

All the initial noise from opposition parties have died down only to be replaced by shouts of rigging, Court threats and all what not!! Thank God the election was adjudged to be free and fair before hand. ACN eat your heart out!! CPC a non-starter!!

Comment by Cousin kesiena on April 11, 2011 at 1:12am
With all the results being released accross the nation, why is dat of delta state conspiciously missing. I smell a rat.
Comment by Umar Christopher Otaru on April 11, 2011 at 1:09am
What about Delta result yet?
Comment by Folarin Oladipupo on April 11, 2011 at 12:42am
The election in Kwara state was massively rigged................It is just unfortunate...
Comment by marcus2010 on April 11, 2011 at 12:37am
chimaroke did nothing in the senate for 4yrs, having blundered the resources for enugu state for 8 years. he nnever sponsored or supported any bill. felt the national assembly was an holiday resort, got what he deserved. feel sorry for those who voted for him in the first place.

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