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PDP joker fetches Ekweremadu deputy Senate president



Senator Ike ekweremadu has been elected to retain his position as deputy Senate president in the 8th Assembly.

He has subsequently been sworn-in.

He garnered 54 votes to beat his opponent, Ali Ndume of the APC who got 20 votes. One Senator absented.

Ekweremadu who was nominated by Abiye Sekibo from Rivers State, won the race following a power sharing deal that had the minority but influential PDP back the new Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The PDP had openly declared support for Saraki in return for the election of Mr. Ekeremadu as his deputy.

Almost every senator who voted for Saraki is believed to have also voted for Ekeremadu.


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  1. Don Lucassi

    June 9, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    So APC’s consensus candidate was Ahmen Lawan (for these reasons: 1. He has been at the NASS longer than Saraki 2. He doesn’t nurse a President of Nigeria ambition like Saraki 3. He’s Asiwaju & co’s candidate.

  2. Don Lucassi

    June 9, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    So Saraki/PdP did to us what we did with tambuwal in 2011. PDP saw Saraki more of their own so they used their numbers to (49) to add to the split apc numbers to emerge.

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