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BREAKING: Akpabio Is New Senate President

Anointed candidate of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senator Godswill Akpabio has emerged the new President of the Senate.

He defeated Senator Abdul’aziz Yari to emerge the new Senate President on Tuesday.

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Yari and akpabio

Yari had 46 votes while Akpabio polled 63 votes out of 109 total votes.

Senator Akpabio was subsequently sworn in as the President of the Senate for the 10th National Assembly, succeeding Senator Ahmad Lawan, who is also a member of the 10th Senate.

Earlier, voting commenced at the Red Chamber in Abuja, Nigeria.

Voting begun at exactly 08:45am on Tuesday on a state by state basis, alphabetically.

Voting ended at exactly 09:15am.

Akpabio was sworn in at exactly 09:44am.

Meanwhile, Senator Barua Jibrin has also emerged as the Deputy Senate President.

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