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Senate: Its red card for Govs Suswam, Yuguda; Yes for Mark



The dream of PDP governors Issa Yuguda of Bauchi and Gabriel Suswam of Benue states to move to the Seante come May 29 both hit the rocks as voters gave them the red card.

Suswam was defeated by incumbent Senator, Chief Barnabas Gemade, in the race for the Benue North-East seat. Gemade, an APC member, polled 140,715 votes to beat Suswam who polled 118,608 votes.

Incidentally, Gemade is a former National Chairman of the PDP, who defected from the party to the APC after Suswam showed interest in the senate seat.

Gemade joins Senate President, David Mark, and another former governor of the state, Mr. George Akume, as the winners for Benue-North and Benue-South senatorial districts respectively.

Governor Yuguda lost his bid to represent Bauchi-South at the Senate as he was defeated by Mallam Ali Wakili of the APC. Wakili scored 341, 708 votes to defeat Yuguda who scored 115, 575 votes.

Wakili scored 134, 528 votes in Bauchi Local Government Area where the governor hails from while Yuguda got 23, 945.

In Kogi State, the senator representing Kogi-West, Smart Adeyemi, lost to former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye of the APC.

Results for Alkaleri showed that Yuguda got 10, 308 to lose to Wakili who pooled 42, 660.

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