Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been elected as the deputy senate president of the ninth National Assembly.
The Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his closest opponent Ike Ekweremadu a former Deputy Senate President and member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Omo-Agege polled 68 votes while his main contender, Ike Ekweremadu had just 37 votes
A total of 106 votes were cast. One vote was voided.
With this latest development, Mr Omo-Agege will now run alongside Ahmed Lawan, who has also emerged Senate President.
Mr Omo-Agege is still enmeshed in an allegation of aiding the invasion of the Senate chamber in 2018.
He was alleged to have led thugs to the chamber to steal the mace.
Police say they found the mace at the Abuja City Gate a day after it was stolen.
Even though a Senate committee prescribed sanctions, Mr Omo-Agege has not been punished for the offence.
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