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Omo-Agege of the mace-theft scandal defeats Ekweremadu to emerge Dep Senate President

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has emerged as the Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly.

Omo-Agege defeated the Deputy President of the 8th Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ekweremadu had won the position in 2015 to the chagrin of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He was however, unable to achieve the same feat as he did four years.

He was defeated despite his warning, while accepting his nomination, that his colleagues should not forget the incident in the 8th Senate, when thugs invaded the Assembly and stole the Mace of the lawmakers.

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Omo-Agege, his follow contender is alleged to have brought in those thugs.

However, in the election on Tuesday, Omo-Agege of the APC scored a total vote of 68 to defeat Ekweremadu, who got 37 votes.

The Delta Central lawmaker was subsequently administered oath of allegiance by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

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