National Assembly members who lost their seats in the 2023 election

THE Presidential and National Assembly election was held on February 25, 2023, nationwide.

However, some members of the 9th Assembly will not return to the House after losing their seats in the election.

Here is a compilation of some Senate and House of Representatives members who will not return to the Assembly.

Philip Aduda

The FCT senatorial election has thrown up a lot of interest as the current Minority leader of the Red Chamber, Philip Aduda, lost his bid to return to the House.

Senator Philip Aduda
Senator Philip Aduda

Aduda, who has been at the House since 2011, lost to Labour Party candidate Ireti Kingibe, who was declared the winner of the election.

Kingigbe scored 202,175 votes to defeat Aduda, who polled 100,544 votes to come second.

Biodun Olujimi

The current Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Biodun Olujimi, will not return to the Senate after losing her seat to an All Progressives Congress (APC) member Yemi Adaramodu.

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Senator Abiodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South
Senator Abiodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South Constitituency.

Adaramodu, who is currently in the House of Representatives, scored 63,189 votes to beat Olujimi, who got 36,191 votes.

Senate spokesperson, Ajibola Bashiru

Another prominent member of the 9th Senate that will not be returning is the spokesperson of the Senate, Ajibola Bashiru.

Senator Ajibola Bashiru
Senator Ajibola Bashiru

Bashir, an APC member, currently represents Osun Central in the National Assembly.

 He lost his re-election bid to the candidate of the PDP, Olubiyi Fadeyi, who scored 134,229 votes, while Bashiru polled 117,609 votes. 

Ahmed Babba-Kaita 

Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the PDP representing Katsina North Senatorial District lost to Nasir Zangon-Daura of the APC. 

Zangon-Daura, a current member of the House of Representatives, polled 174,062 to defeat Babba- Kaita who got 163,586.

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Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Ndudi Elumelu

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Ndudi Elumelu.

Ndudi Elumelu, the incumbent member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal constituency at the lower chamber, will be missing from the House when members of the 10th National Assembly are sworn in.

House Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu,
House Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu,

Elumelu pooled 33,456 votes, while the LP candidate got 53,879 votes to emerge the winner, as announced by the INEC Kenneth Ibe.

Babajide Obanikoro

The member representing Eti-Osa House of Representatives, Lagos, Babajide Obanikoro, will not return to the House.

Babajide, the son of the former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, lost his seat to the candidate of the Labour Party, Thaddeus Attah.

Attah won with 24,075 votes to beat Obanikoro of the APC, who had 16, 901 votes, while another contestant Bankole Wellington (Banky W) of the PDP, came second with 18,666 votes.

Taiwo Oluga

Taiwo Oluga of APC, the incumbent member representing the Ayedaade/Irewole/Isokan federal constituency, lost her seat in the just concluded National Assembly election.

She lost to Lanre Omoleye of the PDP.

Omoleye secured 39,124 votes to defeat Oluga, who got 37,832 votes.

The Deputy Minority Whip, Segun Adekoya

The Deputy Minority Whip of the House of Representatives, Segun Adekoya, has not succeeded in his bid to retain his seat.

Adekoya of the PDP represents the Ijebu-North/East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency of Ogun State at the National Assembly. 

He lost to Adegbesan Joseph of APC.

Adekoya polled 25,450 votes, while the APC candidate got 35,708 votes.



    Olusegun Odebunmi

    Olusegun Odebunmi, a lawmaker from Ogo oluwa/Surulere federal constituency, Oyo state, also lost his bid to return to the lower chamber.

    In the result announced on Sunday by INEC Returning Officer, Odebunmi, chairman of the House Committee on Information and Orientation, lost the election to PDP candidate Ojo Sunday Makanjuola.

    Olusegun Odebunmi
    Olusegun Odebunmi

    Odebunmi is a three-term lawmaker.

    It is left to be seen if the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections will impact the Governorship and States House of Assembly election slated for March 11, 2023.


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