Senator Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday defeated Senator Ali Ndume to emerge as the President of the 9th Senate.
Ahmed polled a total of 79 votes to defeat Ndume who got 28 votes at the election that was conducted during the inauguration of the 9th Senate at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
Declaring the result, clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori announced the total vote cast as 107. There was no void vote.
Following the result, Sani-Omolori said, “Senator Elect Ahmed Lawan having scored more votes of the total votes, is hereby returned as President of the Senate.”
He subsequently administered oath of allegiance to Lawan.
Despite the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) adoption of Lawan as its preferred candidate for the position, Ndume, also of the APC, had insisted on contesting for the position.