Deputy Senate President: Mace snatching Omo-Agege drubs Ekweremadu

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Senator-elect, Ovie Omo-Agege representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, has emerged the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate.

Omo-Agege, who scored 68 votes in the election on Tuesday inside the Senate chamber in Abuja, defeated the immediate-past Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, who announced the results of the election in Abuja, said out of the 105 senators-elect who voted in the election, 68 cast their votes for Omo-Agege while 37 voted for Ekweremadu.

‘‘I wish to announce that the election for the office of the deputy senate president has been concluded.

‘‘At the end of the election, 105 senators-elect votes, one senator-elect abstained and there was one invalid vote.

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‘‘Therefore, Omo-Agege, having scored the highest votes is hereby declared elected as the deputy senate president of the 9th Senate,” he said.

Omo Agege is well known for his controversial mace snatching in the 8th Assembly, when Senator Bukola Saraki was senate president and Ekweremadu was deputy senate president.

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