Breaking: Saraki loses senatorial seat

Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has lost his bid to return to the Upper Chamber.

He was defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Yahaya Oloriegbe in the battle for Kwara Central senatorial seat.

Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki

The former governor of Kwara State polled 68,994 to Oloriegbe’s 123,828 votes.

INEC’s returning officer for the district, Prof Olawole Obiyemi, declared Oloriegbe winner of the seat.

Our correspondent reports that there were wild jubilations after the announcement with shouts ofOtoge renting the air.

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