Saraki Emerges Senate President

Senate PresidentSenator Abubakar Bukola-Saraki has emerged, Senate President of the 8th National Assembly under very controversial circumstance.

Meanwhile, erstwhile deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has been re-elected deputy Senator President after defeating Senator Ali Ndume to the position.

Elected Senators of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, returned Saraki unopposed on Tuesday as President of the Senate.

The group of APC elected Senators became factionalised last weekend after Senator Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State emerged consensus candidate of the party from a straw poll conducted to choose the party’s candidate.

But the election of Saraki took place while President Muhammadu Buhari was still meeting with the other factional members of the APC at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, is a returning Senator.

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