Yobe Senator, Ahmed Lawan, is Nigeria’s Senate President. Also, Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has emerged Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate. Time to serve begins. Congratulations.
Yobe North Senator, Ahmed Lawan, has been announced as Nigeria’s Senate President.
Mr Lawan polled 79 votes to beat his closest rival, Ali Ndume, who garnered 28 votes.
The Election of Senate President was held at the first session of the Senate on Tuesday.
After a secret ballot voting, the clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, announced Mr Lawan’s victory to the cheers of Senators and others in the chamber.
Mr Sani-Omolori said 107 senators cast their votes.
“It is my pleasure to announce that Senator elect, Ahmed Lawan, having scored the highest number of total votes cast is hereby returned duly elected as Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is a Nigerian senator who represents the All Progressive Congress in the Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State. He became a senator in 2007. In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes.