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APC takes over Senate with 63 Seats

Posted: Apr 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ignatius Okorocha  / Special Correspondent, Abuja


There are strong indications that in coming 8th Senate, will be under the firm grip of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as its flagbearers in the Senatorial elections conducted last Saturday, won 63 out of the 109 senatorial seats

This development has no doubt left the PDP senators with 46 seats, as the  opposition in the senate with attendant lost of leadership positions presently occupied by David Mark as the President of the Senate, Ike EKweremadu as the Deputy President of the Senate, Victor Ndoma Egba as the Senate Leader and Abdul Ningi as the Deputy Senate Leader.

Already, feelers arising from the APC camp in the Senate indicate that either Senator Bukola Saraki ( Kwara central) or the present Senate Minority Leader, George Akume ( Benue North West), will be made the President of the 8th Senate in line with planned power sharing arrangement of the party.

The breakdown of the 63 seats won in the Senate by APC shows that it cleared 20 out of  the available 21 senatorial seats in the North West comprising Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kaduna and Katsina states.

It also clinched 15 out of the available 18 senatorial seats in the North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe , Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe and 13 out of the available 18 senatorial seats in the North Central states of Kwara, Kogi, Niger, Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau.

Others are 13 out of the available 18 senatorial seats in the South Western states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo , Osun, Ondo and Ekiti in addition to the only one seat it won in the entire South South geo political zone, precisely from Edo North.

However the entire 15 senatorial seats available in South East, comprising of Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Abambra and Imo States form the bulk of the 46 seats won by PDP, 17 seats from South South, five from South West , five from North central and one from the North West.