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JUST-IN: Akpabio Sworn-in as 13th Senate President 

Senator representing Akwa Ibom South-West Senator  Godswill Akpabio has been sworn-in as the 13th Senate President this Tuesday June 13, 2023.

He was also administered the oath of membership of the National Assembly and that of the office of Senate President, by the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambuwal at about 9.40am.

The former Akwa Ibom Governor had defeated Zamfara West Senator-elect, Abdul’aziz Yari, in the 10th Senate President election.

Akpabio garnered 63 votes out of the 109 votes cast. Yari, a first-time Senator, scored 46 votes.

The voting in the election of a new Senate President and the next chairman of the National Assembly had commenced with Senator Akpabio and former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator-elect Abdulazeez Yari, slugging it out.

There was disagreement over the nomination of Yari with an argument that he is not a returnee Senator but it was overruled on the ground that he is a former member of the House of Representatives and that the Senate Rule allows his nomination.

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