Breaking: Omo-Agege Emerges Deputy Senate President
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has emerged the Deputy Senate President of the ninth Senate of the National Assembly.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege defeated his rival, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to clinch the ticket.
Omo-Agege scored 68 votes, while Ekweremadu got 37 votes. There was one void vote.
In all, 106 senators-elect voted, with Senate President Ahmad Lawan not voting.
More updates soon…
Meanwhile See our earlier report below:
Ekweremadu Locks Horns With Omo-Agege For Deputy Senate President
Senator Ike Ekweremadu is in the race for the Deputy Senate President of the ninth Senate of the National Assembly.
Senator Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] goes head to head with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for the Senate Deputy President position.
The five-time Senator joined the race as his nomination came after the nomination of Omo-Agege of the All progressives Congress [APC] to stand for the position.
Omo-Agege, it could be recalled, was accused of stealing the Mace last year when he led thugs into the hallowed chamber to whisk away the symbol of authority.
The former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu, says the election for DSP is a referendum on the mace theft.