Ekweremadu nominated to retain deputy Senate president seat
Senator Ike Ekweremadu has been nominated to retain his seat as the deputy Senate president in the 9th National Assembly.
Ekweremadu was nominated by Chukwuka Utazi, a member of the People’s Democratic Party, representing Enugu North federal constituency.
Rose Oko, a senator representing Cross River North seconds the motion.
Ahmed Baba Kaita, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), representing Katsina North also nominated Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central constituency for Deputy Senate President. Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi seconded the motion.
Earlier, Ahmed Lawan, the APC preferred candidate was elected the president of the Nigerian Senate
Lawan defeated PDP’s adopted candidate Ali Ndume, also of the APC with 79 votes. Ndume polled only 28 votes.
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