|It was a mixed fortune for outgoing governors bidding for the Senate in last weekend’s National Assembly election as two of the nine outgoing governors lost their bid and three outrightly being declared victors. The fate of two of the other outgoing governors was still unclear yesterday.|
Governor Ajimobi had prior to his election as governor served in the Senate between 2003 and 2007. Dankwambo on his part had prior to his election as governor been the accountant general of the federation, AGF. However, five governors were as at press time been declared as senators-elect. Those who won include Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Kashim Shetimma (Borno), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe). As at press time, the position of Governor Abdulaziz Yari and Rochas Okorocha was still unclear. The circumstances surrounding the declaration of Governor Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo West threw up controversy yesterday following allegations that the result was declared under duress. There are presently at least 14 former governors in the Senate. Two of them, Senators Bukola Saraki and Godswill Akpabio have been reported to have lost their re-election bids.