No fewer than 58 Senators will likely not return in 2023, checks by The Nation show.
Many of the Senators who won’t be returning are either members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Investigation shows that many of the Senators lost out during the primary and a few others, after losing, defected to different parties to secure their tickets.
Only candidates, who emerged from various party primaries, have been duly recognised by INEC.
Senators who won’t make it back to the Senate Chambers are as follows: Ahmad Lawan; Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun Central); Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North); Rochas Okorocha (Imo West); Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege; Taraba Senator Emmanuel Bwacha; Kaduna Senator Uba San (Kaduna Central); Aishatu Dahiru of Adamawa; Teslim Folarin (Oyo North); Sandy Onor (Cross River Central).
There are also: Nora Daduut of Plateau South, Theodore Orji of Abia Central; Oluremi Tinubu of Lagos Central; Dimka Hezekiah (Plateau Central); Gyang Istifanus (Plateau North); Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West); Yakubu Oseni (Kogi Central); Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North); Godiya Akwashiki (Nasarawa North); Ibrahim Oloriegbe (Kwara Central); Orker-Jev Emmanuel (Benue North West); Yusuf Yusuf (Taraba Central) and Amos Bulus (Gombe South).
Others are: Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo Central); Nicholas Tofowomo (Ondo South); Tolu Odebiyi (Ogun West); Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South); Gershom Bassey (Cross River South); James Manager (Delta South); George Sekibo (Rivers East); Betty Apiafi (Rivers West); Albert Bassey (Akwa Ibom North East) and Chris Ekpenyong (Akwa Ibom North West).
The likes of Rochas Okorocha (Imo West); Hadejia Ibrahim (Jigawa North East); Sankara Abubakar (Jigawa North West); Mohammed Nakudu (Jigawa South West); Bello Mandiya (Katsina South); Barkiya Kabir (Katsina Central); Lawali Anka (Zamfara West); Danjumah La’ah (Kaduna South); Moses Cleopas (Bayelsa Central); Mohammed Bulkachuwa (Bauchi North) and Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North) will also not return to the Senate.