Former Akwa-Ibom State Governor – Godswill Akpabio Elected as New Senate President.
In a surprising turn of events, Godswill Akpabio, a former Niger Delta minister and governor of Akwa Ibom State, has emerged as the 10th Senate President of the National Assembly. Akpabio, the chosen candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), secured victory over Abdulaziz Yari in a closely contested election to succeed Ahmed Lawan.
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The voting process commenced at 8:45 am, following a state-by-state procedure conducted alphabetically. Senators-elect showed overwhelming support for Akpabio during the proceedings, which concluded at 9:15 am. This unexpected outcome has garnered significant attention and raised eyebrows among political observers and the public alike.
Having previously served as the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs from 2019 to 2022, Akpabio brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Senate President. His representation of the Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial zone further solidifies his connection to the region and its interests.
As news of Akpabio’s election spreads, the political landscape is sure to undergo changes. The implications of this development on the direction and agenda of the National Assembly remain to be seen. As the story unfolds, further updates are anticipated to provide a clearer picture of the potential impact of Akpabio’s leadership as the new Senate President.
Note: The information provided is based on the available details at the time of writing and is subject to change as the situation develops.
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