BEVERLY HILLS, June 11, (THEWILL) – Following the election and swearing-in of Senator Ahmed Lawan as the Senate President, attention has now shifted to the position of the Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the 9th assembly.
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from Delta State has been nominated and seconded.
He accepted and addressed the senators.
In a dramatic twist, Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was nominated and seconded by his party members.
He accepted and addressed the Senate. He reminded the senators of the infamous invasion of the 8th National Assembly by thugs suspected to have been led by Omo-Agege.
Elections have begun. There are 107 Senators present. The winner requires a simple majority of 54 votes to win.