Suswam losses senatorial seat to Gemade

By our correspondent

Engr Banabas Gemade (l) defeats Gov Suswan (R)

Engr Banabas Gemade (l) defeats Gov Suswan (R)

Gov Gabriel Suswan of Benue State tolled the way of his Niger State counterpart, Babangida Aliyu, losing his bid to go to the senate.

He lost to a former National Chairman of the PDP, Barnabas Gemade, who contested under APC.

The governor, who had served two terms as member of the House of Representatives, was also elected governor of Benue State in 2007.

Announcing the results on Monday in Makurdi, Prof. Mohammed Adah, the returning officer for the Benue North East Senatorial District, said that Gemade polled 140,715 votes to beat Suswam, who polled 118, 603 votes.

He also announced that a total of 661,067 voters registered for the election with 290,446 accredited, while 266,232 votes were counted as valid.

Meanwhile, Reps. Emmanuel Udende of the PDP won the Sankera Federal Constituency seat.

He beat challenger, Shimataver Atezeh of the APC to retain his membership of the National Assembly.

Mr Moses Agbaji, the Returning Officer for the constituency said that Udende scored 71,359 votes to beat Atezeh who had 24,358 votes.

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