Saraki Losses Senate’s Re-election Bid, Accepts Defeat

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Bukola Saraki, the President of the 8th Senate has lost his re-election bid to return to the upper legislative chamber at the National Assembly.

The top lawmaker lost his Kwara Central Senatorial seat to his opponent who had sought the position in the past but was defeated by Saraki.

The Senate President, a lawmaker of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lost to his major challenger, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, who ran on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Mr Oloriegbe, defeated the lawmaker by a landslide, getting about 123,808 votes against 68,994 votes Saraki got.

Recent developments appears the lawmaker may have accepted defeat going by activities on his Twitter handle.

When news of his slum at the poll filtered in, Saraki who left the state immediately after performing his civic responsibility, retweeted tweets by his supporters who hailed him despite his fate.

Saraki has been the major headache to the President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressive Congress (APC).

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Although he was formerly of the ruling party, he left the APC last year to the PDP.

Several attempts to oust him from his position at the red chamber by the ruling party met brick walls.

The staunch lawmaker held onto his position insisting that his colleagues were the only ones who could remove him.

He enjoyed support of his colleagues even when they belonged to opposing political parties.

Saraki will surely be remembered for his refusal to allow the executive influence the legislature. He triumph over assets declaration charge brought against him by the federal government.