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Breaking: Ahmad Lawal, Omo-Agege Now Senate President And Deputy President
Lawal secured 79 to defeat Ali Ndume with 28 votes while Omo-Agege defeat his rival, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who polled 37 votes.
After a war- like election for the position of Senate President and deputy senate President, following brief disagreement on open and secret ballot process, winners for both offices has emerged.
Ahmad Lawan, lawmaker representing Yobe north senatorial district and member of the All Progressive Congress emerged president of the senate after securing 79 votes out 107.
His rival, Ali Ndume from Borno south who earlier got the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), secured 28 votes total.
The deputy senate office was won by another All Progressive Congress member (APC), Senator-elect for Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege with polled 67 votes out of 107.
Omo-Agege defeat his rival, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who polled 37 votes.
Ekweremadu who is the immediate past Deputy Senate President was surprisingly nominated by Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North Senatorial district.