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52 senators lose return bid

15 December 2014, 12:34

Abuja - The perennial crisis of high turnover of legislators after each round of election has hit the Senate again.

A total of 52 of the 109 senators lost nominations of their political parties to return to the upper chamber, reports New Telegraph.

Most of those affected are senators on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Also read: PDP senators threaten Jonathan

Many more may still lose the return bid at the general election fixed for February 14, 2015.

While a number of serving senators lost re-election bids to new faces, others did not lose election at the primaries but went for governorship election of their respective states.

Those in this category are Senators Aisha Jummai Alhassan (APC, Taraba North), Simeon Ajibola (PDP Kwara South), Benedict Ayade (PDP, Cross River North), Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP Delta North), Ayogu Eze (PDP Enugu North), Gyang Pwajok (PDP Plateau North) and Ganiyu Solomon ( APC Lagos West).

Read more at New Telegraph.

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