Kwara lawmaker, Oloriegbe loses bid to return to Senate

Senator Ibrahiim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central) has lost his bid to return to the Senate in 2023.

Oloriegbe scored the least votes amongst the three All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants that partipicated in the senatorial primary held in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Former All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairmanship aspirant Mallam Saliu Mustapha scored 136 votes to emerge winner of the shadow election.A businessman, Abdullfatai Serki-Gambari scored 78 while Oloriegbe scored only 15 votes.

In Kwara north, the incumbent senator, Suleiman Sodiq Umar scored 202 votes to coast home victory while his rival, Hon. Tauheed Daudu Toyin scored 75 votes.

The senator representing Kwara South, Architect Issa Lọla Ashiru, polled 158 votes to beat his opponent, Hon. Raheem Ajulọopin who scored 154 votes.

Member representing Ifelodun/Offa/ Oyun constituency of Kwara State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tijani Ismail has been defeated in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in his constituency.

Ismail was defeated by Amb. Tajudeen Abioye who polled 179 votes to emerge as APC’s candidate for the federal constituency.

The incumbent House of Representatives member scored only three votes in the primary.

A former special adviser ( Special Duties) in the state, Alh Yinka Aluko won the APC ticket for Ilorin South/East constituency.

Segun Adebayo won in Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero constituency, Mohammed Umar Bio emerged winner in Baruten/Kaiama constituency while Mukhtar Shagaya won in Ilorin West/Asa constituency.

The result of the primary in Edu/ Patigi/ Moro constituency was still being awaited as of the time of filing this report.

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