Senator Omo-Agege, representing Delta central senatorial district, has emerged the deputy president of the ninth Senate.
Legit.ng reports that Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged victorious after defeating his challenger, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Senator Ike Ekweremadu representing Enugu west senatorial district.
Omo-Agege at the election for the ninth Senate claimed 68 votes, flooring his contender, Ekweremadu, who scored 37 votes.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the senator representing Yobe north at the upper legislative chamber, Ahmad Lawan, had emerged the Senate president of the 9th National Assembly.
Legit.ng gathered that Lawan defeated his main challenger and senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, after the counting of the ballot by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.
There was an uproar from the supporters of Lawan after the clerk announced that the secret ballot system would be adopted for the election, stating that there was a court injunction which ordered that the open ballot should be used.
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