10th NASS: Akpabio Elected Senate President

Senator Godswill Akpabio has been elected the President of the 10th Senate.

Akpabio, who is the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was paired with the senator representing Kano South, Jibrin Barau, who emerged as the Deputy Senate President.

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Akpabio was elected on the floor of the Senate after its inauguration.

He emerged winner to beat his contender, Senator Abdulaziz Yari, both members of the All Progressives Congress.

The former governor of Akwa Ibom State polled 63 votes while Yari polled 46 votes.

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While the former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, is running as the Chief Whip of the ninth Senate, Orji Kalu, is running as deputy.

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