Breaking News: Bukola Saraki elected as Senate President
Bukola Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State,
has been elected the president of the eighth
Mr. Saraki of the All Progressives Congress, APC,
defeated his party’s preferred candidate, Ahmed
Lawan, to emerge the Senate president.
He was nominated by Sani Yerima and seconded
by Dino Melaye.
Mr. Saraki has been sworn into office.
The election for the office of Senate Deputy
President is still ongoing. Immediate past deputy,
Ike Ekweremadu, is contesting against Ali Ndume
from Borno State.
He is expected to win the race following a power
sharing deal that had the minority but influential
PDP back the new senate president, Bukola Saraki.
Our earlier update indicating Mr. Ekweremadu had
been elected unopposed was in error and is