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Zainab Kure fails third-term in Senate


Abdulkadir Kure, Zainab

Abdulkadir Kure, Zainab

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.

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  • Bello Barriga

    In all ramifications – PDP MUST GO. 16 years is just more than ENOUGH. Let us try the opposition for the next 16 years. Then after the 16 years we can compare and contrast. Nigeria saecula saeculorum.

  • the_headline

    …but she had made enough money.

  • Davy Crockett

    her husband was governor of Niger state for 8yrs, she has been senator for 8yrs. Her husband after his 2 terms tenure has since been a director in one of Nigeria’s parastatals in Abuja till date. That’s PDP, we have been long due for this wind of Change.
    The most surprising part of Niger state’s election was that of Zone B. David Umar being a christian clearly had no chance had the people voted based on old time ideology (Religious). But defying religion, against the financial spree of PDP, against the power of INCUMBENCY of the present Governor Aliyu Babangida, the people voted for David; a CHRISTIAN. And this wasn’t by any close margin. David, a CHRISTIAN won all results of all 5 local governments earlier released. We have moved beyond religion, they can’t fool us any more.