Senator Godswill Akpabio has been elected Senate President.
He was declared by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Tambuwal after a keenly contested poll.
Akpabio, who is the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was paired with the senator representing Kano South, Jibrin Barau.
After a quick recess, the Clerk declared Akpabio as the Senate President having garnered 63 votes leaving his rival with 46 votes.
While the former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, is running as the Chief Whip of the ninth Senate, Orji Kalu, is running as deputy.
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