Former Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, was surprisingly sighted at the hallowed chamber of the Nigerian Senate during the inauguration of the lawmakers on Tuesday.
Though the minister might have showed up to ordinarily witness the process, there are however speculations that he might have other reasons.
Meanwhile, after initial altercations over the process to adopt, the lawmakers cast their votes for the next Senate President.
The battle is between two former Majority Leader of the Senate, senators Ahmed Lawan and Ali Ndume.
The two nominee took turns to address their colleagues on why they want to be the President of the 9th Senate as well as what they want to achieve.
Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the clerk of the National Assembly had called for more nomination after the two were nominated, but after it was clear that no other senator is interested, the clerk announced that open secret ballot system will be adopted for the election.
He said, “Each senator will be called upon and a ballot paper shall be given to you and you will proceed to the cubicle, cast your vote and put it in the box. That’s the procedure.”
“We are now going into voting session. By your rules it is open secret ballot.”
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