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Labour Party secures 6 Senate, 34 House of Representatives’ seats – INEC chairman

Labour Party
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By Gabriel Oshokha

The Labour Party (LP) has secured six Senates and 34 House of Representatives’ seats in the National Assembly elections.

Chairman of the lndependent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), on Sunday, March 5.

The INEC boss said APC won 57 Senate seats; PDP 29; LP 6; SDP 2; NNPP 2; YPP 1 and APGA 1 for party representation in the 10th Assembly.

Also, Yakubu said APC secured 162 seats; PDP 102 seats; LP 34 seats; NNPP 18; APGA 4; ADC 2; SDP 2; YPP 1 for party representation in the Lower Chamber.

The INEC Chief said Certificates of Return would be presented to Senators-elect on Tuesday, at the National Collation Centre (the lnternational Conference Centre), Abuja.

He added that members of the House of Representatives-elect would receive their Certificates of Return on Wednesday, at the same venue.

“In last Saturday’s elections, winners have also been declared for 423 National legislative seats while supplementary elections will be held in 46 constituencies.

“ln the Senate, 98 out of 109 seats have been declared. So far, seven political parties have won senatorial seats, while in the House of Representatives, 325 out of 360 seats have been won eight political parties,” Yakubu said.