Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ovie Omo-Agege emerges next Deputy Senate President


Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been elected Deputy President of the 9th senate.

The Delta state senator secured 68 votes in the election to defeat former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu from Enugu and of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 37 votes. There was one void vote and one absentee.

The Election of deputy senate president was held at the first session of the Senate on Tuesday, immediate after the election of the senate president..

The clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori, announced Omo-Agege’s victory after a secret ballot voting,



Omo-Agege, who was in the news last year after allegedly snatching the mace of the senate, is the favoured candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC).

 He was alleged to have led thugs to invade the upper chamber to steal the mace.

Police say they found the mace at the Abuja City Gate a day after it was stolen.

Even though a Senate committee prescribed sanctions, Mr Omo-Agege has not been punished for the offence.

Former Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan had earlier been elected the senate president.





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