The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has won the senatorial seat of Borno Central district.
The governor, who contested the senatorial seat on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his strongest rival, Muhammed Abba-Aji of the People Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abba-Aji had once represented the zone between 2003 and 2007.
Mr Shettima was declared the winner of the keenly contested seat in the early hours of Tuesday at the INEC Zonal collation centre in Maiduguri.
The governor, whose eight-year- tenure ends on May 29 would be the first governor of Borno State to seamlessly transit to the Senate in the history of the state.