Godswill Akpabio, the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, has been chosen as the president of the 10th Senate. He won the election by receiving 63 votes, defeating his opponent Abdulaziz Yari, the former governor of Zamfara State, who garnered 46 votes.
The voting process took place on the Senate floor and was overseen by the Senate Clerk at approximately 8:45 a.m. As soon as Mr. Akpabio was declared the winner, he was immediately sworn in. Mr. Akpabio will become the 9th president of the Senate since the inception of the Fourth Republic.
In addition, Barau Jibrin, a Senator representing Kano North, was elected as the deputy senate president. Mr. Jibrin secured the position without any opposition. He was nominated for the role by Dave Umahi and supported by Sani Mustapha from Kwara State.