RETIREMENT HOME SENATE?! Borno Governor wins Senate seat

Kashim Shettima, Governor of Boko Haram-hit Borno State, have won a Senate seat, beating his rivals to win the Borno Central district.

Shettima, who contested under the All Progressives Congress, defeated his strongest rival, Muhammed Abba-Aji of the People Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abba-Aji had once represented the zone between 2003 and 2007.

Mr Shettima was declared the winner of the keenly contested seat in the early hours of Tuesday at the INEC Zonal collation centre in Maiduguri.

The governor, whose eight-year- tenure ends on May 29 would be the first governor of Borno State to seamlessly transit to the Senate in the history of the state.

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