The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recently released the list of senatorial seats won during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, revealing that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged top with 55 senators-elect. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came in second with 33 seats, while the Labour Party claimed 7 seats. The remaining seats will be contested by seven political parties on Saturday, in eight senatorial districts across the country.
The APC’s victory in the elections is a reflection of its stronghold in several parts of the country. The party’s success in the polls can be attributed to its efforts in improving the country’s economy, strengthening security, and fighting corruption. However, the PDP’s 33 seats indicate that it still maintains a significant level of support in some regions of the country, and this should not be ignored.
The forthcoming supplementary elections in the affected districts provide an opportunity for the remaining seven political parties to increase their numbers in the Senate. The NNPP, SDP, APGA, and YPP each won two or one seat, respectively. The supplementary elections present a chance for these parties to win more seats and improve their chances of influencing legislative decisions.
It is important to note that the election process must be transparent and fair, and the results should reflect the will of the people. The INEC has a responsibility to ensure that the elections are free and fair, and that the voting process is not compromised. The candidates and their parties must also maintain a peaceful and respectful atmosphere during the supplementary elections and avoid any acts of violence or malpractice.
The APC’s victory in the senatorial elections is a reflection of its popularity and stronghold in several parts of the country. However, the PDP’s 33 seats indicate that the party still has a significant level of support in some regions. The forthcoming supplementary elections provide an opportunity for the other political parties to increase their numbers in the Senate. The INEC and the political parties must ensure that the supplementary elections are free and fair, and that the results reflect the will of the people.
Source: Sahara Reporters