Sen. Shehu Sani loses bid for the Senate for Kaduna Central.

The Senator currently representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has lost his bid to return to the Senate.

He contested under the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), but lost to his rival, Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Uba Sani, is an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, and had emerged from a controversial primary in the party which saw Senator Shehu Sani leaving the APC after the controversies that surrounded the primaries.

At the end of collation early Tuesday, the Returning Officer, Zakari Muhammed, declared Uba Sani winner of the senatorial contest.

Uba Sani polled 355, 242 votes while leading in five local governments.

Uba Sani was followed by Lawal Usman of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 195, 497 votes.