10th NASS: Akpabio, Abass Takes Over Saddle as Senate President, Speaker

10th NASS: Akpabio, Abass Takes Over Saddle as Senate President, Speaker

A new leadership that will pilot the affairs of the 10th National Assembly (NASS) for the next four years has emerged with the preferred candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinching the two exalted seats – Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sen. Godswill Akpabio emerged as the Senate President on Tuesday, having garnered a total of 63 votes to defeat his rival, Abdulazeez Yari who got 46 votes.

The senator-elect representing Kano South senatorial district, Jibrin Barau, emerged as the Deputy Senate President, unopposed.

For the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abass emerged as Speaker having polled a total of 353 votes out of the 359 votes that were cast.

Benjamin Kalu, a member of the House of Representatives representing Bende Federal Constituency in Abia State, emerged as the Deputy Speaker, unopposed.

With the inauguration of the 10th NASS, Nigerians are hopeful of a synergy between the executive and legislature to deliver the dividends of democracy to them.

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