Zainab Kure fails third-term in Senate
Two-term Senator and the wife of former governor of Niger State, Abdulkadir Kure, Zainab Kure has suffered a major defeat in the National Assembly election as her closest rival, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Garba (rtd) of the APC is in a clear lead with the results of five out of the eight local government areas so far released by the INEC.
The results announced at the senatorial election collation centre showED that in Bida the APC scored 39,412 votes while PDP got 8,249 votes while in Edati local council, the APC candidate got 9,474 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who scored 8,191 votes.
In Gbako local government APC polled 14,980 votes to PDP’s 7,340 votes. In Katcha local government, the APC polled 14,501 votes to 4,688 votes of the PDP while in Mokwa, it was a landslide victory for the APC with 25,731vote over PDP which got 8,124 votes. At the time of filing this report, three local governments of Lavun, Lapai and Agaie local governments are being expected at the collation centre.