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Politics of Tuesday, 19 September 2023


APC may lose majority seats in Senate over Tribunal Judgments? Analyst gives prediction

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No less than four Senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been sacked by the tribunal in barely four months since they were declared winners of the National Assembly election in their senatorial district.

The development has led to the insinuation that the party may lose the majority seat in the Senate should more Senate members be sacked by the tribunal.

However, Lekan Otufodunrin, a public commentator, did not see that happening, adding that the judicial sacking cuts across party lines.

According to Otufodunrin, while speaking with, the ruling APC is not likely to lose the majority seat in the Senate.

He said: "I don't see APC not maintaining the control of the house".

List of APC senators sacked by tribunal so far Among the APC Senators sacked by the tribunal so far is Emmanuel Udende.

He was the latest of them and was sacked on Friday, September 8, by the national assembly election petition court sitting in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

Gabriel Suswam, the PDP candidate in the February 25 presidential election and former governor of the state, was declared the winner of the election.

Others who have been sacked are Senator Thomas Onowakpo from Delta South, Jibrin Isah from Kogi East, and Abubakar Sadiku-Ohere of Kogi Central.

However, the affected lawmakers have vowed to challenge the outcome of the tribunals in the upper courts and have expressed the optimism of retaining their seats.