The Senator representing Yobe
North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, has won the leadership position of the ninth
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.
Former Senate Leader, Mr Lawan is
the favoured candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC).
His nomination was moved in a
motion by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by Adeola Olamilaken of Lagos