Nigeria inaugurates new Senate president

2019-06-11 18:51:42

Nigeria has inaugurated a new Senate President.

Ahmed Lawan defeated his rival and only other candidate, Ali Ndume.

The election of the Senate President was held at the first session of the Senate on Tuesday.

Although counting of votes is still on, figures counted by journalists during the sorting shows that Lawan already have above the 54 minimum.

Former Senate Leader, Lawan is the favored candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

His nomination was moved in a motion by Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by Adeola Olamilaken of Lagos West.