Breaking News : Senator Bukola Saraki Elected as 8TH Nigeria Senate President
Just like his late father Dr Olusola Saraki, in the 2nd republic era in Nigeria history.
Former governor of Kwara State has been elected the president of the 8th Senate.
The newly senate president elect, Senator Bukola Saraki, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, defeated his party’s preferred candidate and strong opposition in the contests Senator Ahmed Lawan, to emerge the Senate president.
He was nominated by Sani Yerima and seconded by Dino Melaye.
Mr. Saraki has been sworn into office.
The election for the office of Senate Deputy President is still ongoing. Immediate past deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, is contesting against Ali Ndume from Borno State.
He is expected to win the race following a power sharing deal that had the minority but influential PDP back the new senate president, Bukola Saraki.
Our earlier update indicating Mr. Ekweremadu had been elected unopposed was in error and is regretted.
Report Credit: Premium Times