2019: List Of 25 Govs, Ex-govs That Have Picked APC, PDP Senatorial Tickets

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have picked 25 current and former state governors as their senatorial candidates for the February 14, 2019 election.

Kano and Kwara states lead the pack with five serving and former governors jostling for the senatorial seats.

The APC, which is the ruling party, has 17 serving and ex-governors as senatorial candidates for the 2019 poll.

On the other hand, the leading opposition party, PDP, has eight serving and former governors that are contesting to win a seat in the Red Chamber.

Also, six serving and former deputy governors are also in the race for senatorial seats at the 2019 general elections. While PDP has two former deputy governors vying for senatorial seats, the APC has two serving deputy governors and one ex-deputy governor, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has one former deputy governor.

Out of the number of senators currently in the house, 16 are former governors, representing 14 per cent of the members. However, the fraction of ex-governors in the Senate may rise to 23 per cent if 25 of the 26 current and former governors become victorious at the next general elections.
Two of the governors – Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Kwankwaso are facing each other in Kano State.

The former governors currently representing their various senatorial constituency include: Adamu Aliero (APC-Kebbi); Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto); Ahmed Yerima (APC-Zamfara); Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano); Bukar Ibrahim (APC-Yobe); Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa); George Akume (APC-Benue) and Joshua Dariye (APC-Plateau), who is currently serving a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison.

Other former governors that are also just joining the fray include Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia), Ibrahim Shekarau (APC-Kano), Gabriel Suswam (PDP-Benue) and Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP-Enugu).

Others are the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki (PDP-Kwara); Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe); Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom); Shaaba Lafiagi (PDP-Kwara); Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano); Theodore Orji (PDP-Abia) and Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi).

Of this number, three have kissed the National Assembly goodbye and they include, Yerima, Ibrahim and Dariye.

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have picked 25 current and former state governors as their senatorial candidates for the February 14, 2019 election.

Kano and Kwara states lead the pack with five serving and former governors jostling for the senatorial seats.

The APC, which is the ruling party, has 17 serving and ex-governors as senatorial candidates for the 2019 poll.

On the other hand, the leading opposition party, PDP, has eight serving and former governors that are contesting to win a seat in the Red Chamber.

Also, six serving and former deputy governors are also in the race for senatorial seats at the 2019 general elections. While PDP has two former deputy governors vying for senatorial seats, the APC has two serving deputy governors and one ex-deputy governor, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has one former deputy governor.

The Red Chamber of the National Assembly is made up of 109 senators drawn from all the 36 states of the federation. Each state produces three senators, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has one.

Out of the number of senators currently in the house, 16 are former governors, representing 14 per cent of the members. However, the fraction of ex-governors in the Senate may rise to 23 per cent if 25 of the 26 current and former governors become victorious at the next general elections.
Two of the governors – Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Kwankwaso are facing each other in Kano State.

The former governors currently representing their various senatorial constituency include: Adamu Aliero (APC-Kebbi); Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto); Ahmed Yerima (APC-Zamfara); Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano); Bukar Ibrahim (APC-Yobe); Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa); George Akume (APC-Benue) and Joshua Dariye (APC-Plateau), who is currently serving a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison.

Others are the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki (PDP-Kwara); Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe); Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom); Shaaba Lafiagi (PDP-Kwara); Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano); Theodore Orji (PDP-Abia) and Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi).

Of this number, three have kissed the National Assembly goodbye and they include, Yerima, Ibrahim and Dariye.

Dariye is currently serving out a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison, Abuja, and that rendered him ineligible for the election.

Both Yerima and Ibrahim have ended their fourth term bid in the Senate as the current governors – Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) – are taking over their seats.
Ibrahim and Yerima had to pave the way for the current governors of their states to contest the 2019 elections.

 

The serving governors who have already picked their party’s tickets include: Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo), Geidam (APC-Yobe), Yari (APC-Zamfara), Ibrahim Shettima (APC-Borno), Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun), Abiola Ajimobi (APC-Oyo), Tanko Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (PDP-Kwara).

 

Other former governors that are also just joining the fray include Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia), Ibrahim Shekarau (APC-Kano), Gabriel Suswam (PDP-Benue) and Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP-Enugu).

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have picked 25 current and former state governors as their senatorial candidates for the February 14, 2019 election.

Kano and Kwara states lead the pack with five serving and former governors jostling for the senatorial seats.

The APC, which is the ruling party, has 17 serving and ex-governors as senatorial candidates for the 2019 poll.

On the other hand, the leading opposition party, PDP, has eight serving and former governors that are contesting to win a seat in the Red Chamber.

Also, six serving and former deputy governors are also in the race for senatorial seats at the 2019 general elections. While PDP has two former deputy governors vying for senatorial seats, the APC has two serving deputy governors and one ex-deputy governor, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has one former deputy governor.

The Red Chamber of the National Assembly is made up of 109 senators drawn from all the 36 states of the federation. Each state produces three senators, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has one.

Out of the number of senators currently in the house, 16 are former governors, representing 14 per cent of the members. However, the fraction of ex-governors in the Senate may rise to 23 per cent if 25 of the 26 current and former governors become victorious at the next general elections.
Two of the governors – Ibrahim Shekarau and Rabiu Kwankwaso are facing each other in Kano State.

The former governors currently representing their various senatorial constituency include: Adamu Aliero (APC-Kebbi); Aliyu Wamakko (APC- Sokoto); Ahmed Yerima (APC-Zamfara); Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano); Bukar Ibrahim (APC-Yobe); Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa); George Akume (APC-Benue) and Joshua Dariye (APC-Plateau), who is currently serving a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison.

Others are the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki (PDP-Kwara); Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe); Godswill Akpabio (APC-Akwa Ibom); Shaaba Lafiagi (PDP-Kwara); Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP-Kano); Theodore Orji (PDP-Abia) and Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi).

Of this number, three have kissed the National Assembly goodbye and they include, Yerima, Ibrahim and Dariye.

Dariye is currently serving out a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison, Abuja, and that rendered him ineligible for the election.

Both Yerima and Ibrahim have ended their fourth term bid in the Senate as the current governors – Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe) and Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara) – are taking over their seats.
Ibrahim and Yerima had to pave the way for the current governors of their states to contest the 2019 elections.

 

The serving governors who have already picked their party’s tickets include: Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo), Geidam (APC-Yobe), Yari (APC-Zamfara), Ibrahim Shettima (APC-Borno), Ibikunle Amosun (APC-Ogun), Abiola Ajimobi (APC-Oyo), Tanko Al-Makura (APC-Nasarawa) and Abdulfatah Ahmed (PDP-Kwara).

 

Other former governors that are also just joining the fray include Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia), Ibrahim Shekarau (APC-Kano), Gabriel Suswam (PDP-Benue) and Chimaroke Nnamani (PDP-Enugu).

 

On the other hand, the six serving and former deputy governors in the race for a senatorial seat are: Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Mr. Barnabas Bantex (APC); Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan (APC); former Abia State Deputy Governor, Mr. Eyinnaya Abaribe (PDP); former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs. Biodun Olujimi (PDP); former Benue State Deputy Governor, Steven Lawani (APC) and former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. John Chinedu Emeka (APGA).

Interestingly, if the trio of Saraki, Ahmed and Lafiagi, all PDP, wins their respective senatorial districts in 2019, Kwara State would be having three former governors represent her in the Red Chamber between 2019 and 2023.