The former Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has lost senatorial election during the last Saturday’s 2023 general elections.
Senator Al-Makura currently represents Nasarawa South senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress in the Senate.
He lost his bid to return to the Senate to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Onawo Ogoshi Ahmed.
The results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission Returning Officer for the Senatorial District, Professor Ahmed Yakubu Ashiku, on Monday in Lafia, Onawo scored 93,064 votes to defeat Al-Makura, who polled 77, 813 votes.
The Returning Officer disclosed that “having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, Onawo of the PDP has been returned elected.”
It was gathered that, with the defeat of the former governor, the ruling APC in Nasarawa State has lost all the three senatorial seats available in the state.
In his reaction, the State Chairman of PDP, Francis Orugu, stressed thst the development is a victory for democracy.
He noted that the party worked tirelessly to ensure victory, saying God’s intervention has prevailed on that the conspiracy to deny the PDP of the victory.