Senator Godswill Akpabio has emerged as the 10th President of the Senate, defeating Senator Abdulaziz Yari.
The lawmakers-elect cast their votes in anticipation of the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly, marking a significant milestone in the country’s political landscape.
The nomination process commenced with Senator Ali Ndume putting forth Senator Godswill Akpabio’s name, accompanied by a comprehensive reading of the former Akwa Ibom governor’s impressive biography.
Senator Akpabio’s extensive experience and accomplishments garnered the attention and support of his fellow lawmakers.
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Senator Olamilekan Solomon Yayi, representing Ogun state, promptly seconded Akpabio’s nomination, acknowledging his capabilities and contributions to public service.
The combined endorsements solidified Akpabio’s position as a formidable contender for the Senate presidency.
Simultaneously, Senator Ishaku Abbo nominated Senator Abdul Aziz Yari for the prestigious role of Senate President.
This move showcased the diverse choices available to the lawmakers-elect, adding an element of anticipation to the proceedings.
However, after a rigorous voting process, Senator Godswill Akpabio emerged victorious, garnering the majority of votes cast.