Nigeria’s Senate Presidency: Senator Ahmed Lawan announced as Nigeria’s Senate President

Senator Ahmed Lawan has been announced as Nigeria’s Senate President. The Senator from Yobe North 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 6th of June 2019.

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 after a secret ballot voting.

“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 was the favoured candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) before the election.

His nomination was moved in a motion by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by Adeola Olamilaken of Lagos West.