by Chukwu Obi
Niger state governor Dr.Muazu Babangida Aliyu has lost his bid to go to the Senate on the ticket of the PDP as he was defeated by Barrister David Umar of the APC.
Announcing the results, the Returning Officer for the district, Professor Ali Audu Jiigam, said Aliyu got 46,459 while Umar polled 149,443 votes, Thisday Newspaper reports. .
From the results, Aliyu was roundly defeated in all the wards of the five local government areas of the district officially declared by Independent Nationai Electoral Commission.
Jiigam said the APC candidate polled 49,519 votes in Chanchaga local government area, the council of the governor, who returned 17,209 votes in the area.