APC candidate defeats Niger governor Babangida Aliyu
Chairman Northern States Governors Forum
(NSGF) and Niger State governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida
Aliyu has lost his Senate bid as he was defeated by the All
Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Umaru.
He lost in five of the 9 local government areas of the Niger
East Senatorial district.
The governor who contested under the platforn of Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) was defeated in all the wards of
the five local government areas in the zone so far officially
declared by the Independent Nationai Electoral Commission.
Gov Aliyu polled 46,459 votes as against 149,443 votes
recorded by the APC candidate.
The Returning Officer for the zone, Professor Ali Audu
Jiigam said the APC candidate polled 49,519 votes in
Chanchaga local government where he resides while the
governor polled 17,209 votes.
In Gurara local government, Gov Aliyu recorded 6,520 votes
as against the APC candidate’s 18,887 votes while in
Shiroro, the Umaru maintained the lead of his council with
27,191 votes to PDP’s 7,519 vote
The APC candidate also defeated Aliyu in Tafa local
government with 17,596 votes as against 8151 votes
respectively while in Bosso local government, APC had
36,250 votes and PDP 7,060 votes.
David Umaru contested twice for the Governorship position
twice under the platform of ANPP and CPC respectively and
recently as Senator and also lost only to be given his
mandate few days ago through the Appeal Court that sat in