Gov. Yuguda loses Bauchi senatorial bid

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Ex-Bauchi Gov. Isa Yuguda

Bauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda has lost his bid to represent Bauchi South Senatorial zone in the last Saturday’s Senate election.

The governor was floored in a landslide defeat by Ali Wakili, a retired Comptroller of Customs and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Bauchi South Senatorial zone is made up Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dass, Kirfi,Tafawa Balewa and Toro local government areas.

Announcing the results at Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], the Collating Officer and Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Dr Shuibu Musa, declared that the APC candidate Wakili polled 341, 708 votes to floor incumbent PDP candidate Governor Yuguda with 115, 575 votes.

Yuguda lost to Wakili in all the seven local governments in the Bauchi South Senatorial zone.

A breakdown of the results showed that Wakili scored 134, 528 votes in Bauchi Local Government Area where Yuguda hails from, by a wide margin, while Yuguda struggled to get 23, 945 in Bauchi.

In Dass Local Government Area, Yuguda scored 11, 923 and Wakili won 17, 009 to win in the smallest local government council in Nigeria.

Yuguda also lost in Toro Local Government Area by 30, 401 votes to Wakili’s 73, 033 votes.

In Tafawa Balewa, the most embattled local government council in the state where Wakili comes from, Yuguda coasted home with 23, 519 votes as against 40, 147 votes scored by the former Customs chieftain.

Total votes bagged by Wakili in other four local government governments are 264, 777 and Yuguda 89, 788.

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