Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Saraki emerges Nigeria’s Senate president


The Nigerian Senate, hours ago, elected the All Progressives Congress’ (APC’) Senator Bukola Saraki (Kwara Central), as the new Senate President to oversee the activities of the Upper Chamber for the next four years,ITRealms reports.

This is coming as Senator Ike Ekweremadu from (PDP) Enugu State also emerged the Deputy Senate President.

Saraki,ITRealms learnt,is a former governor of Kwara State, emerged unopposed as against his party’s preferred candidate, Ahmed Lawan, to become the Senate President of the eighth Senate.

He was nominated by Sani Yerima and seconded by Dino Melaye.
Both Saraki and Ekweremadu were immediately sworn into offices.

The election for the office of Deputy Senate President,ITRealms learnt, has also been concluded and Ike Ekweremadu of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won with 51 votes against his opponent , Ali Ndume from Borno State, who scored 20 votes.

With this development, Ekweremadu emergence many said is an achievement for PDP.

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