The erstwhile strong man of Kwara politics, and former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki continues his political descent on Saturday as his anointed candidate for the vacant Patigi Constituency in the Kwara State House of Assembly, Comrade Salihu Mohammed Yahaya was defeated by his opponent in the ongoing bye-elections.
As at the time of filing this report, Headlinesng’s correspondent who is on ground to observe the elections reports that Salihu’s major contender and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Adam Rufai has won virtually all the polling units in the Patigi Local Government Area where the election was holding.
At Gada Shaaba Polling Unit 003 in Lade Ward 1 where the two candidates cast their votes, the PDP candidates, Salihu scored 139 votes as against 306 votes of his APC rival.
The story is the same in Edogi LGEA Primary School in Patigi Ward IV as the PDP candidate was roundly defeated by his APC counterpart with a wide margin of 77 to 227 votes respectively.
It is expected that the Independent Electoral Commision (INEC) will announce the eventual winner shortly.