By G9ija

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday administered oath of office on two new senators: Lawal Gumau and Ahmed Babba-Kaita.

Gumau as an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate emerged winner of the Bauchi South senatorial election held on August 11.

He was declared winner by Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) returning officer of the election, Ahmed Fadam, who supervised the final collation of the results.

Mr. Gumau, former member of the House of Representatives, polled a total of 119,489 votes beating his closest rival, Ladan Salihu of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 50,256 votes.

He replaces late Senator Ali Wakili, who died March 17.

Mr Babba-Kaita, also an APC candidate, was declared winner of the Katsina North senatorial election by the INEC, scoring 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer, Kabir Babba-Kaita of the PDP scored 59,724 votes.

He replaces late Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died April 4.