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 Deputy Senate President.
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.
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.
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.