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2023 elections: APC Maintains majority in National Assembly With 57 Senators, 162 Reps

By Dare Akogun
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, today released the breakdown of results for the National Assembly elections conducted on Saturday, February 25 with the All Progressive Congress retaining majority in bith chambers of the assembly.
INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, noted that 98 out of 109 Senate seats have been declared. In the House of Representatives, 325 out of 360 seats have been decided.
In the Senate, the All Progressives Congress, APC, controls 57 seats. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, now has 28, and Labour Party, LP, has six.
APC also dominates the House of Representatives with 162 seats, PDP has 102, and LP controls 34.
Yakub said winners have been declared for 423 National Assembly seats, adding however that, supplementary elections will be held in 46 constituencies.
Mahmood described the 10th Assembly as the most diverse since 1999.

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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