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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Elected Nigeria’s 9th assembly deputy senate president


Senator Ovie Omo-Agege defeated Senator Ike Ekweremadu to become the 9th Assembly’s new .


Omo-Agege received 68 of the 105 votes cast, defeating Ekweremadu, who received 37.



The lawmaker received 64.76 percent of the votes cast to defeat Ekweremadu’s bid for a second term as Deputy Senate President.


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Ahmed Baba Kaita, senator for Katsina-North, previously nominated Omo-Agege for the position of Deputy Senate President.


Abdullahi Sabe from Niger-North supported the nomination.


While accepting his nomination, Omo-Agege stated that he had no ill will towards his colleagues and promised to assist Senate President Lawan if elected.


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In protest of his suspension by former Senate President Bukola Saraki, the lawmaker was accused of leading thugs to the Senate chambers to seize the gavel.


Senator Chukwuka Utazi of Enugu-North nominated Ekweremadu, who was supported by Rose Okoh of Cross-River North.

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