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General News of Sunday, 5 March 2023


Labour Party secures six Senate and 34 House of Representatives seats

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The Labour Party has secured six Senate and 34 House of Representatives seats in the just ended National Assembly members election.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday, March 4.

“In last Saturday’s elections, winners have also been declared for 423 national legislative seats while supplementary elections will be held in 46 constituencies. In the Senate, 98 out of 109 seats have been declared. So far, seven political parties have won senatorial seats while in the House of Representatives, 325 out of 360 seats have been won by eight political parties.”

In terms of party representation for the 10th Assembly, the INEC chief said APC won 57 Senate seats; the PDP, 29; LP, 6; SDP, 2; NNPP, 2; YPP, 1; and APGA, 1. For the lower chamber, the electoral chair said the APC has 162 seats; PDP, 102; LP, 34; NNPP, 18; APGA, 4; ADC, 2; SDP, 2; YPP, 1.

According to the INEC chairman, Certificates of Return would be presented to Senators-elect on Tuesday at the National Collation Centre (the International Conference Centre), in Abuja, while Members of the House of Representatives-elect would receive theirs the following day, Wednesday at the same venue.

The election which was held on Saturday, February 25, has received mixed reactions from Nigerians especially the opposition parties.

Many disagree with the election results on the bases of malpractices, illegalities, rigging among others.