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Lawan defeated his main challenger and representing Borno south, Ali Ndume, after the counting of the ballot by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

There was an uproar from the supporters of Lawan after the clerk announced that the secret ballot system would be adopted for the , stating that there was a court injunction which ordered that the open ballot should be used.

The clerk in his response noted that he did not receive any injunction to the effect as he he insisted that secret ballot system should be adopted as amended by the National Assembly rules of 2015.

One hundred and seven senators cast their vote as Lawan polled 79 while Ndume scored 28.

His victory was announced by the clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) expressed support for Senator Ali Ndume for the position of the of the of the 9th National Assembly (NASS).

The party in a statement issued by its national secretary, Senator Umar Tsauri, early on Tuesday, June 11, also endorsed Umar Bago for the post of speaker of the of Representatives.

Tsauri said that the endorsement was arrived at after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders ahead of the inauguration of the 9th NASS.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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Nigeria’s , Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has stated that his leadership as Nigeria’s ninth Senate was not for personal reasons.

Speaking at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday, Lawan submitted that working for the success of the office of the Senate President was more important than occupying the office because of its paraphernalia.

He said that the that brought him into office as the Senate President cut across different political lines, noting that the Senate under his leadership would not discriminate against any one because party leaning.

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“It’s one thing to be the Senate President and National Chairman of the National Assembly, it’s another thing to and succeed. Probably, that is the most difficult challenge and I want to invite and urge you to join us in our quest for nation building.”

“Our leadership of the National Assembly is not for personal reasons.”

“I believe that our country needs us. They need one hand on deck to move forward and that means that the lawmakers must be proactive to perform their statutory responsibility.”

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We are not going to be partisan because it is important to us to know that our elections into the office of the Senate President and Deputy Senate President clearly show bipartisan.

“We are going to seize this opportunity to work together cohesively in the interest of the nation.”

He commended Senate Press Corps for exhibiting utmost level of professionalism during and after election of principal officers of the National Assembly that led to his emergence as Senate President.”

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In a message he posted on Instagram on Wednesday, he confirmed that the process is now complete.

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