9th Senate Leadership: PDP Senators Betrayed The Party- Nigerians react

As reactions continue to trail the emergence of Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan – the anointed Senate Leadership candidate of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) – many have accused some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senators of betraying their own party.


When the result was announced, it was obvious that 17 PDP senators had gone against the party’s resolve to vote against Ahmed Lawan – who later emerged the president of the 9th Senate with over two-thirds of the votes.

Legislators of Nigeria’s 9th National Assembly on Tuesday elected Senator Ahmad Lawan – an All Progressive Congress senator from Yobe North senatorial district – as Senate President of the upper chambers with 79 votes from the 107 senators who cast their votes.

Recall that APC has 62 senators-elect, PDP – 44 Senators-elect while YPP  boasts of only one.

with 61 APC senators already endorsing him days before the votes, it, therefore, means that at least 17 senators from the PDP voted him – despite the party, in a last minute move, adopting Senator Ali Ndume.


Senator Lawan’s victory was announced by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Ali Ndume, who had hoped for a repeat of 2015 – when Bukola Saraki struck a deal with PDP senators to emerge – was left wishing he had followed in the footsteps of Senator Danjuma Goje, who earlier stepped down.

PDP were the biggest losers on the day as the post of the deputy senate president also went the way of the ruling APC.

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of Delta-Central senatorial district defeated Enugu-West lawmaker-elect, Ike Ekweremadu, a three-time deputy senate president to the second most coveted post in the upper chambers.

Following the events that played out today and the inauguration of the 9th senate also the election of its principal officers, some Nigerians have continued to express disappointment in PDP’s inability to upset the plans of the National Working Committee of the APC.

check out reactions from Nigerians below

2 thoughts on “9th Senate Leadership: PDP Senators Betrayed The Party- Nigerians react

  1. Pls. Let us not criticize any one yet because the person elect now may turn out to be Nigerians’ savior tomorrow. So, what we need now is fervent prayer for them all.

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