Below is a roundup of top 9th National Assembly stories.
Indications have emerged that the National Assembly leadership may constitute three committees today, Thursday. It was gathered that after Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila set of the three committees each, they will also announce the adjournment of both chambers sine die on June 20.
High level of politicking is in play over who emerges as the principal officers of the 9th National Assembly. Naija News reports that Ahmed Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege emerged Senate President and Deputy respectively.
Following the emergence of Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the Senate President and Speaker of the 9th National Assembly, the Action Democratic Party has called on the duo to uphold the independence of the National Assembly. The party in a congratulatory message through its National Chairman, Yabagi Yusuf Sani lauded the maturity of all members of the National Assembly for the peaceful conduct of the election.
Senator David Mark has been replaced in the Benue South Senatorial constituency by Senator Abba Moro after representing the district for 20 uninterrupted years. Senator Mark who once served as the President of the Senate had occupied the seat of a senator since the return of democracy in 1999.
Senator Ahmed Lawan has emerged winner of the 9th assembly Senate president, defeating his challenger, Ali Ndume. Naija News reports Lawan polled a total of 79 votes to emerge the winner.
Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila has emerged winner of the 9th National Assembly speakership race. He secured 283 votes to defeat his only challenger, Umar Bago who garnered a paltry 76 votes.
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