Yobe state people, the home of the new Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, have reacted to the victory of the senator at the senate house.
The people who reacted in separate interviews with newsmen in Damaturu today, expressed excitement over his emergence as the head of the Red Chambers, saying “it is a reflection of national interest.”
Senator-elect, Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe), won the Senate presidential election held at the Senate Chamber on Tuesday.
The announcement was made by the National Assembly clerk, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori in Abuja.
Lawan and Senator-elect, Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), contested for the highest position.
While Lawan polled 79 votes, Ndume got only 28 votes.
Lawan was therefore declared the winner, having scored the highest goal.
Alhaji Muhammad Gagiyo, the Zanna Dujima of Bade, described the election of Lawan as a new dawn for patriotism and national development.
He said, “Nigeria now has a committed Senate president with a passion to serve the country and improve peoples’ lives.
“The new Senate president over the years exhibited commitment with quality representation of his constituency. We are optimistic that he will provide the required leadership to the Senate to see national service over and above selfish interests.”