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Former govs Akpabio, Orji now senators, Aliyu rejected



Come May 29, this year, governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom, and Theodore Orji of Abia states will leave the Government House of their states for the Senate Chambers, as both men have won the elections to the Senate.

But their colleague in Niger State, Babangida Aliyu was rejected by the voters in Niger East, and he will go home to relax after his tenure expires.

Akpabio polled 422,009 of the 439,449 to defeat Chief Inibehe Okorie of the APC who recorded 15, 152 votes, in the North West senatorial district of the state.

Gov Orji pulled a total of 65,653 votes to win Ahamdi Nweke of APGA who pulled 10,204 votes in the Abia centre senatorial contest.

Aliyu was defeated by David Umaru of the APC by 25, 783 votes iin the Niger east contest

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