Breaking: Ahmed Lawan Emerges Senate President

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 11 – Senator Ahmed Lawan of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)representing Yobe North has emerged the President of Nigeria’s Ninth Senate.

The election, monitored by Today’s Echo, took place on the Senate floor on Tuesday morning.

Ahmed Lawan pulled 79 votes out of 107 to defeat his rival, Ali Ndume(APC) from Borno State who polled 28 votes.

Immediately after Lawan was announced as winner, Ndume shook hands with him.

The new Senate President has been sworn in, as required by the constitution of Nigeria. Senator Ahmed Lawan is the Senate President of the 9th Assembly.

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