Ike Ekwerenmadu Elected Deputy Senate President
Senator from Enugu state, Ike Ekwerenmadu has been elected the Deputy President of the Senate.
In the election conducted at the floor of the Senate, Ekwerenmadu defeated his? challenger, Senator Ali Ndume by scoring 75 votes. Ali Ndume scored 20 votes and one senator absented from the voting process.
Ekwerenmadu was immediately sworn in by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mallam Kasuwa.
With the election of Ekwerenmadu as the Deputy senate President, a position he held in the 7th Assembly, the top two leadership of the Senate is now divided between the APC and the PDP.
Senator Bukola Saraki of the APCn had earlier been elected and sworn in as the Senate President.