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Breaking: Saraki Emerges as Senate President Amid Drama

Senator Bukola Saraki
Senator Bukola Saraki

Senator Bukola Saraki has emerged as the Senate President.

He was elected unopposed following a deal he entered into with the Peoples Democratic Party Senators.

Under the arrangement, former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, is to be returned to the same office.

Saraki was nominated for the office by Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima, former Zamfara State governor. Both Saraki and Yerima are of the All Progressives Congress.

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Sensing defeat, the other APC Senators had declined to nominated Senator Ahmed Lawan, the official candidate of the party for Senate President.

57 Senators voted for Saraki while another 51 Senators who are of the APC abstained. The election of Saraki was a back breaker for the APC and national leader, Bola Tinubu, who had all endorsed Lawan for the job.

As exclusively reported by WESTERN POST on Monday, Saraki’s election was a replay of what happened on the floor of the same during the country’s renascent democracy when Senator Evans Enwerem was elected on the strength of the votes of the then Alliance for Democracy (AD) Senators as opposed to Senator Chuba Okadigbo, the official candidate of the PDP.

There has been a raging controversy in the APC over the candidacy of Senator Saraki who defied the party’s directive to Support Senator Lawan.

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