Senator Ahmed Lawan Elected As Senate President
The Senator representing Yobe North constituency, Ahmed Lawan, emerges as the leader of the 9th National Assembly.
Senator Ahmed Lawan defeated his close rival Senator Ali-Ndume with 79 votes from the lawmakers, thereby making him the Senate President of Nigeria 9th National Assembly.
The clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, revealed that 107 senators cast their votes, Ahmed Lawan had 79 votes, while Ndume had 28 votes.
He was immediately sworn-in by the clerk of the National Assembly. Before the emergence of Ahmed Lawan as Nigeria Senate President today, he had the backing of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC).