In a lively and spirited session at the red chamber, Senator Godswill Akpabio has been elected as the President of the 10th Senate. Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa-Ibom State and lawmaker representing Akwa Ibom North West, emerged victorious after securing 63 votes, defeating his opponent Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara State, who garnered 46 votes.
The announcement of the results was made by the clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Tambuwal, who revealed that a total of 107 senators participated in the voting process. The election marked a significant moment in Nigerian politics as the lawmakers engaged in a democratic exercise to determine their leader.
Godswill Akpabio, who was the favored candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the prestigious position of the third-ranking official in the country, faced stiff competition from Abdulaziz Yari, who also belonged to the APC. The clash between the two prominent politicians intensified the stakes of the election.
Akpabio’s nomination was put forward by Ali Ndume from Borno State and seconded by Adeola Olamilekan from Ogun State. On the other hand, Yari received his nomination from Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa State, and it was seconded by Jimoh Ibrahim.
The rowdy session reflected the intensity and diversity of political opinions within the Senate. As senators exercised their right to vote, the democratic process played out, showcasing the strength and vibrancy of Nigeria’s political system.
Godswill Akpabio’s election as President of the 10th Senate marks a significant milestone in his political career. With his experience as a former governor and his track record as a lawmaker, Akpabio is poised to lead the Senate and contribute to the legislative agenda of the nation.
As the new Senate president, Akpabio will shoulder the responsibility of presiding over the affairs of the upper chamber, ensuring that the interests of the Nigerian people are represented and their voices heard. The challenges and opportunities that lie ahead will test his leadership skills and ability to navigate the complex dynamics of the Senate.
The outcome of this election sets the stage for the 10th Senate and the crucial role it will play in shaping the legislative landscape of Nigeria. With Godswill Akpabio at the helm, Nigerians will be watching closely to see how the Senate addresses key issues, enacts meaningful reforms, and contributes to the progress and development of the nation.
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