How Omo-Agege Defeated former Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu

After all of the political permutation, speculation and apprehension, the Senate leadership seats have now been settled. For the presidency, while Ahmed Lawan is now set to take on the leadership entrusted upon him, while Ali Ndume licks his wounds, that of the Deputy Senate President has equally been decided.

And the result did not come as surprise to many.

The election of Ovie Omo-Agege who represents Delta Central Senatorial district did not come as surprise to many.

What may have come as a surprise was the nomination of the immediate past Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, to take the seat of Deputy Senate President.

Ekweremadu (Enugu West Senatorial District), was nominated against all odds, by Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North) and seconded by Senator Rose Okoh (Cross River North).

His nomination came after Senator Ahmed Baba Kaita (Katsina North) had nominated Senator Omo-Agege to take the seat of Deputy Senate President.

The nomination of Omo-Agege was seconded by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North).

Ekweremadu had been Deputy Senate President for 12 successive years under Senator David Mark (eight years) and under Senator Bukola Saraki (four years).

Omo-Agege and Ekweremadu accepted their nomination.

Source: The Nation

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