Nigeria: Prominent politicians lose seats in national assembly

Abuja - Several prominent Nigerians, some of them serving members of the National Assembly, have lost in their bid for the legislature, according to results released yesterday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The losers include Nigeria's Ambassador to the United States, Prof. Jubril Aminu (PDP Adamawa Central); Senator Jonathan Zwingina (PDP Adamawa South); Dr. D. S. Tafida (PDP Kaduna North) and Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (AD, Ogun East).

Also on the list of the losers are: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Na'Abba (PDP, Kano); Senator Wahab Dosunmu (PDP, Lagos Central); Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe (PDP, Lagos East); Comrade Pascal Bayau (AD, Adamawa South)

An ANPP big name that lost is: AVM Canice Umenwaliri

Other prominent public figures who lost the election are: Ms Julie Coker (UNPP) Delta South; Col. Yohanna Dickson (UNPP) Kaduna South; Chief Dapo Sarumi (PAC) Lagos West;Chief Oladipo Olaitan (PAC) Lagos East; Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku (UNPP) Benue North-West.

On the winners list are former Information Secretary, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije (PDP Abia North); Speaker Lagos State Assembly, Dr. Olorounimbe Mamora (AD Lagos East); wife of Defence Minister, Mrs. Daisy Danjuma (PDP, Edo South) and Chief Ben Obi (PDP, Anambra Central).

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Source: Vanguard (Nigeria)

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