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10th Senate: APC Leads With 51 Seats, PDP 27, LP 7 “Why Senate Must Step-Up The Game”



The February 25, 2023, Presidential and National Assembly elections have further shown that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the leading political party in the country.

While there were apprehension and fears in many quarters prior to the election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was able to weather the storm as they confronted the challenges as they came and gave room for Nigerians to exercise their franchise, though there were obvious areas, where there should be much improvement before the next set of elections.

With the election over, the 109 Senatorial Districts will be filled by old and new lawmakers for the 10th Senate when the 9th Senate expires on June 11, 2023.

As the 9th Senate rounds off in June, 30 of the present lawmakers in the Red Chamber, 30 of them won re-election.

The ruling APC has majority of the senators-elect with 51 seats; the PDP has 27 seats; Labour Party, LP 7 slots; New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, three seats; and Social Democratic Party, SDP, two seats. The Young Progressives Party, YPP and All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA has one seat each.

One interesting aspect of Saturday’s election is the fact that the 10th Senate will be shaped by new members with Governors, who had aspired to return to the Senate as a retirement place, defeated and blocked from achieving their aspirations.

One demand from Nigerians is that the 10th Senate should step-up the game and join hands with the government of the incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make Nigeria the envy of other nations.

It is believed that time has come for the Nigerian senators to be the real representatives of the masses and come up with people-oriented legislations that will make life better for the masses rather than going into office for self-aggrandisement.

Areas of focus for the next senate, according to findings, include security, healthcare, economy, employment, agriculture amongst several others.

The 10th Senate has more challenges at this material time that the people appear to be disillusioned and helpless, while waiting for good policies and directions from the next government.

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