Ahmed Lawan Defeat Ali Ndume To Become The Senate President
Senator Ahmed Lawan has defeated Ali Ndume during the Inaugural session of the 9the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The elected senate president is a member of the All Progressive Congress representing Yobe North Constituency, while his counterpart is also a member of the ruling party, APC.
The election was conducted with the popular secret ballot voting system. There was 107 elected senators in attendance who casted their vote. Ali-Ndume polled 28 while Ahmed Lawan got 79 votes.
Senator Ahmed Lawan is the preferred candidate of the ruling Party to lead the 9th Assembly as opposed to Ali Ndume who fought hard to become the Senate president.
DEPUTY SENATE LEADER goes to Ovie Omo-Age another APC member at the upper chamber.
The senator from the Delta central constituency defeated Ike Ekweremadu with 68 votes.
FOR THE SPEAKERSHIP OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila was declared winner of the 9th Assembly after polling 281 to defeat his opponent who got 76 votes.
Senator Idris Wase from Plateau was nominated as the deputy speaker unopposed from a member of APC and PDP respectively.
Watch Reactions From Nigerians below concerning the election of Ahmad Lawn as the Senate president.
Congrats DSP @OvieOmoAgege as we hope Ur reign at the Red Chamber will put Nigeria first, work around excessive pay of the National Assembly, work bills that checkmate corruption, brings in investors, improve ducation,health sector, defeat authoritarianism, focus on masses & et.c pic.twitter.com/reR03otUdA
— Oloruntoba (@tobaatol) June 11, 2019
Senate president sir pic.twitter.com/LmPjm68tGI
— Jawa Saleh Umar 加瓦 (@umars11) June 11, 2019
Omo-Agege has clinched it. He is the Deputy Senate President. He defeated Ekweremadu. The immediate last DSP. The latter has congratulated the former.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 11, 2019
OMO-AGEGE: 3 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central in the @NGRSenate
He is running for DSP in the 9th #NASS
Here're are few things you should know about the senator from Orogun in Ughelli area of Delta.
1. DoB: 03/08/1963 pic.twitter.com/WM6sTeea1G
— RootsTv (@rootstvnigeria) June 11, 2019
Framed senator omo-agege for the stolen mace which he instigated.came into the Senate leadership on a dubious platform going against the wishes of your party members.
— 🇳🇬An excellent NIGERIA💯🏙️🌇🏞️🏟️)#COMRADE# (@DdonISIBOR) June 11, 2019
Meet your deputy Senate President, OVIE OMO-AGEGE pic.twitter.com/6C6ZZOMN56
— Kemisola Adekunle (@KemisolaAdekun1) June 11, 2019
"It is done! Femi Gbajabiamila it is… 🎉
Now, the APC has no excuses. Do better for Nigeria."
— Mustapha Maina Umar (@MustaphaMainaUm) June 11, 2019
While @AbdulAbmJ's hands are full and overflowing, Bago's reps are starved of votes.
— Adebayo Bankole Akintunde (@AdeBanqie) June 11, 2019