The All Progressives Congress’s choice candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agegerepresenting Delta Central constituency, has emerged as the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, defeating former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu of the People’s Democratic Party.
Omo Agege polled 68 votes to defeat Ekweremadu who polled 39 votes in the election at the Red Chambers held on June 11 2019.
GbaramatuVoice gathered that Ekweremadu was nominated by Chukwuka Utazi, a member of the PDP, representing Enugu North federal constituency; while Rose Oko, a senator representing Cross River North seconded the motion.
On the part of Ovie Omo-Agege, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Katsina North, Senator Ahmed Baba Kaita nominated Omo-Agege for Deputy Senate President. Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi seconded the motion.
GbaramatuVoice had earlier reported that Senator Ahmed Lawan, the APC preferred candidate was elected the president of the 9th Senate
Lawan defeated PDP’s supported candidate, Senator Ali Ndume, with 79 votes, whereas Ndume polled only 28 votes.