APC wins 2 Senate seats in Nasarawa

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The All Progressives Congress has won two senatorial seats in Nasarawa State in Saturday’s National Assembly elections.

The incumbent senator, Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West senatorial district returned to the Senate after polling 92, 804 votes to defeat former House of Representative member, Ahmed Wadada, who scored 88, 214.

Mohammed Abdullahi, the INEC returning officer of Nasarawa West made the declaration at the collation centre in Keffi, Keffi local government area of the state.

“By the power conferred on me by the electoral act, I’m hereby declaring Abdullahi Adamu of the All Progressives Congress who scored a total votes of 92,804 to defeat his closest opponent, Alh. Ahmed Wadada of PDP who scored 88,214,” he said.

Sulaiman Adokwe, the PDP senator representing Nasarawa south, scored 91, 760 and lost to new entrant, Salihu Egyebola, of APC who scored 95,781.

Abdullahi Adamu, the INEC Returning Officer for the Nasarawa south District, announced this at the district’s collation centre in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital.

He said Mr. Egebola polled a total of of 95,760 to beat the incumbent Senator representing Nasarawa South, Suleiman Adokwe, who scored a total vote of 91,981.

“By the powers conferred on me by INEC, I therefore declared Architect Salihu-Hussaini-Egebola of tha APC having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes,” he said.

The northern senatorial district was however won by Philip Gyunka of the PDP after scoring 32,761 to defeat Sam Allu of APGA who polled 32,310


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  • Amina

    Brilliant write up! Thank God, other people think about this and are terrified of what we have collectively enabled our children to become. May we have the will and the way to change this, amen!

  • Manny

    I’m sorry but I posted a comment here, and for some reason it has not passed moderation. My language was clean, and my thoughts were candid. Assuming this is a transparent media platform, can I ask why my comment has not been posted?

  • Someone

    mogbe what is this????? tattoos everywhere.

    these are useless people, wearing trousers like thugs. they can kill them easily, they are useless anyway.

  • Someone

    very good article, these young boys are filths.

  • pheliciti

    The message is very apt and well thought out.

  • Living Thing

    I dont agree with the sentiment of article and I can barely agree with the fact and fundamentals of the write up. It is quite an exaggeration and conjectures. I don’t think Davido action should be seen in the context of his privilege – Not saying it has zero role to play in it, it should be seen in the context of his upbringing – regardless of his wealthy background. There are countless privileged kids that became very responsible, respectful and successful adult. Actually, it has been proven over time that privilege and relative wealth helps develop a well rounded child and individual. By the way, privilege /and wealth is (are) relative. Most kids of privileged and wealthy people take risks more than an average joe or jane doe out there. That some of them decided to ruin that lives should not be used as blanket judgment on privilege and wealth. Someone that claimed his father had a huge estate at Ijapo Estate, means nothing when his parents did not raise him right. I think without going into the details, it is difficult to make that conclusion that he got into his state because of his privilege. Was he from a polygamous home and how was her raised? Those are the factors that should be considered and not just privilege.

    The Nigerian Mindset that we all have to be engineers, corporate drones alone and scientist is dangerous. There are people today that are in entertainment that have used it for their own good. Why should I go learn engineering when I am better at DJ? Fela was sent to read medicine in England but changed to Music and yes he was more famous and his music touched lives of people even after his death. His other medical doctor brothers couldn’t get a reach he have till today – Not that they were not famous or not. He used his talent to the best of his ability.

    So when the children of the wealthy ones decided to pursue their passion we see something wrong with it – which is shameful. we should be looking into the societal cultures by itself and not using privilege as an excuse

    • Sope Akin

      Living thing i totally agree with you, you know completely nothing about his childhood and as such should comment little about his lifestyle, if you’re really good at your job I think you should have a sit down with the music crooner and ask him about what motivates him and why he acts the way he does, am so tired of people trying to keep old traditions when it’s very apparent that those traditions have not provided 1.sustainable light, 2.proper healthcare, and even good rural roads, instead a young Entrepreneur like Davido who created something and even signed other individuals in. Other to make their dreams come true is the one who gets the spotlight. Are u now saying anybody who knows or is associated with the Artist and passes away is as a result of his, Are u telling me Don jazzy and Psquare and the likes have not lost friends or close associates, please be real and dig deep before you start scrutinizing people and putting them under the spotlight. Mtcchheewwww, rubbish.

  • Sope Akin

    Living thing i totally agree with you, you know completely nothing about his childhood and as such should comment little about his lifestyle, if you’re really good at your job I think you should have a sit down with the music crooner and ask him about what motivates him and why he acts the way he does, am so tired of people trying to keep old traditions when it’s very apparent that those traditions have not provided 1.sustainable light, 2.proper healthcare, and even good rural roads, instead a young Entrepreneur like Davido who created something and even signed other individuals in. Other to make their dreams come true is the one who gets the spotlight. Are u now saying anybody who knows or is associated with the Artist and passes away is as a result of his, Are u telling me Don jazzy and Psquare and the likes have not lost friends or close associates, please be real and dig deep before you start scrutinizing people and putting them under the spotlight. Mtcchheewwww, rubbish.

    • Tolu

      Fame and affluence through the route of blantant sexuality, alcoholism drugs and all manners of manners of evil is what we are talling about. Many of us sane and Godly parents will never expose our children to the moral decadence and ungodliness available at the push of a button in today’s society. The ends really always does not justify the means. This is one point. On the other hand, is the hard issued facing our nation were our youths need to be taught to look inwards and become solution providers & not contributing further to the decay and rot in the society.
      So dont miss the point, Living thing and co. Is it not because the average Nigerian youth is so unemployable that he veers off into entertainment that has no decent standards, discipline and good morals? Is it not true that until you begin to expose your body parts as a female musician, you may not be famous or financially successful? Let’s call a spade a spade and stop begging the question.
      The honest truth is that who ever you consider to be a success, check out he ends up, or what quality of legacy he leaves behind before you can dare consider him to have been a success symbol.
      All Nigerians need to take up the crusade of rebuilding this nation by contributing their own little quota here and there in all stays of life in order to ensure that this great nation is not annihilated. Our cares and concerns are too foreign. We need to look inwards.
      So I throw the challenge: are you in for improving & upgrading your nation or you’re not?

  • Sope Akin

    Free Davido, free him, he is young and blessed and enemies are trying to drag him thru the dirt. he draw tattoo, he he drink alcohol, did he tell you he can’t handle it, and did he force anyone to watch his videos or go for his shows. If you don’t like your children to emulate his lifestyle then don’t you can as well put on dove TV so they can watch Christian programmes, or better still take them to a Catholic monastry where they can be a eunuch or reverend sister.

  • Ugomaniac

    Lovely read. The writer makes some good points and raises some valid concerns.

    However, I take issue with him on the issue of the relevance of the entertainment professions to development.

    Good intentions notwithstanding, the piece seems to imply that nothing useful comes from the entertainment profession. Moreover, repeats one of the oldest mistakes in Nigeria: the inability to see anything of value in any profession outside those ones traditionally accepted as respectable.

    I think this is both incorrect and unfair.

    There is dignity in all legitimate professions, from the president of a bank to his driver and the young musician singing on his car radio.

    It’s not only bankers, doctors, engineers or politicians – or thinkers- that we need. To be sure, they are all necessary to their respective degrees, but they’re not the sum total of what we need.

    Every legitimate occupation has a part to play in developing a society, not just economic progress, but also the character and cultural development of a people.

    We certainly can’t all be bankers, doctors, engineers or politicians and the sooner we realize this the sooner we stop making the mistake of holding other professions, whether artisan, entertainment, or semi-skilled, in contempt and instead start making room for them on the table.

    These jobs provide people with honest living, and, in the case of entertainment, a means to relax after a hard day’s work.

    The arts arguably have more popular and immediate societal impact than even politics and sciences.

    The arts distil the hopes and dreams of a people, transmitting them from past generations to the present, and from present to the future. It’s through the arts that people can be capably inspired to patriotism and self-reflection.The arts/entertainment, more than any profession, hold the key to awakening the human conscience or drawing out the best in humanity.

    Think Fela. Think Bob Marley. Think Michael Jackson. Think Tupac. Think Bono. Think USA for Africa. Think of the real and fictional biography of the Von Trapp family singers, a story that continues inspire millions with the sound of music. Think of the violinists on the Titanic who, when hope was lost, settled to playing their music to console those people who were about to die.

    The rap artist Eminem, once known for his provocative and irreverent lyrics, is currently making waves for his criticism of President Trump.

    More likely than not, our knowledge and perception of political and economic policies trickle down to us via the entertainment sector. They’re the ones that make such information palatable for popular consumption. It would therefore be a mistake to dismiss it rather than harness it.

    We need to learn this and harness the arts for the greater good before it is harnessed for the wrong causes, as has become mostly the case in the west, where such issues as homosexual ‘marriage’ are propelled to success with the help of people in the entertainment industry.

    All this notwithstanding, it’s worth the read