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79 senators, 229 Reps lose bids to return to National Assembly

2015-04-20 15:04
A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - A total of 79 senators and 229 members of the House of Representatives have lost their bids to return to the National Assembly, reports Daily Trust.

The figures show that more than two-thirds of them are not coming back when the 8th assembly opens in June.

In the Senate, only 30 senators were able to secure return tickets to the upper chamber.

Also read: 60 senators may not return in 2015

In the House of Representatives, only 122 lawmakers succeeded in their bid to retain their seats.

Kano State has the highest number of returning lawmakers in the House with 16 out of 24.

In contrast, Lagos has the highest number of new comers with 19 out of 24, followed by Oyo with 10.

None of the lawmakers from Adamawa, Ekiti and Kebbi States returned to the House.

Read more at Daily Trust.

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