Niger East Senatorial Seat: Governor Babangida Aliyu Defeated
Chairman Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Niger State governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has lost his Senate bid as he was defeated by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Umaru.
He lost in five of the 9 local government areas of the Niger East Senatorial district.
The governor who contested under the platforn of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was defeated in all the wards of the five local government areas in the zone so far officially declared by the Independent Nationai Electoral Commission.
Gov Aliyu polled 46,459 votes as against 149,443 votes recorded by the APC candidate.
The Returning Officer for the zone, Professor Ali Audu Jiigam said the APC candidate polled 49,519 votes in Chanchaga local government where he resides while the governor polled 17,209 votes.
In Gurara local government, Gov Aliyu recorded 6,520 votes as against the APC candidate’s 18,887 votes while in Shiroro, the Umaru maintained the lead of his council with 27,191 votes to PDP’s 7,519 vote
The APC candidate also defeated Aliyu in Tafa local government with 17,596 votes as against 8151 votes respectively while in Bosso local government, APC had 36,250 votes and PDP 7,060 votes.
David Umaru contested twice for the Governorship position twice under the platform of ANPP and CPC respectively and recently as Senator and also lost only to be given his mandate few days ago through the Appeal Court that sat in Abuja.