It has been confirmed that Senate President Bukola Saraki will not bereturning to the Senate this year. He has lost his reelection bid for Kwara Central to Ibrahim Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While Oloriegbe polled a total of 123,808, Saraki who contested under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), trailed with 68,994 votes, leaving a margin of 54,814 votes.
The results were announced at the collation center of the senatorial district in Ilorin, the state capital.
Saraki lost all the four local government areas in the senatorial district.
See the results below:
APC – 15,932, PDP – 11, 252
Ilorin East LG
APC – 30,014, PDP – 14,654
Ilorin West LG
APC – 51,531, PDP – 30,075
Ilorin South LG
APC – 26,331, PDP – 13,013
Like Saraki, Oloriegbe is a medical doctor. He was a member of the Kwara State House of Assembly between 1999 and 2003. In 2011, when Saraki first contested the senatorial election, he defeated Oloriegbe who ran on the platform of the then Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).
Saraki was a member of the APC until the crisis between the executive and legislature made him return to the PDP where he spent his two terms as governor of Kwara.