Senator Godwill Akpabio representing Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial district has defeated Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari Senator-elect for Zamfara West to emerge 10th National Assembly Senate President.
The nomination of Akpabio for Senate President was put forward by Senator Ali Ndume, who presented a detailed biography of the former governor from Akwa Ibom.
On the other hand, Senator Ishaku Abbo nominated Senator Abdul Aziz Yari for the prestigious role.
It is worth noting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had designated the South-South region as the rightful holder of the Senate President position in the 10th Assembly, with Senator Godswill Akpabio being their preferred candidate. Additionally, Senator Jubrin Barau from the North West was selected as the favoured candidate for the deputy Senate President position.
However, this designation faced resistance from several lawmakers, with Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari being one of the prominent figures opposing the decision.