By The Evangelist News Edition, June 13, 2023
Senator Godswill Akpabio has emerged the 10th President of the Senate after defeating his only challenger Senator Abdulaziz Yari.
This followed the inauguration of the 10th National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday June 13, 2023.
Senator Ali Ndume nominated Senator Godswill Akpabio for the position of Senate President after reading the biography of the former Akwa Ibom State Governor.
Akpabio’s nomination was then seconded by Senator Olamilekan Solomon Yayi from Ogun state.
Senator Ishaku Abbo nominated Abdulaziz Yari for the top job to set the stage for voting by the Distinguished Senators.
Senator Godswill Akpabio polled 63 votes to defeat Yari who garnered 46 votes.
Immediately after the announcement of results, Akpabio was sworn in as Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The new Senate President served as Minister of Niger Delta Affairs in the last regime and resigned in 2022 to contest the APC Presidential Primaries.
Born in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Akpabio will lead the 10th Senate following it’s Inauguration today.