Sen. Godswill Akpabio defeated Sen. Abdulaziz Yari to become the 10th President of the Senate.
Former senator and minority leader Akpabio received 63 votes to defeat former governor of Zamfara Yari, who received 46.
Prior to the start of the 10th National Assembly, the electorate of lawmakers had started voting on the Nigerian Senate floor.
Senator Ali Ndume nominated Senator Godswill Akpabi, after reading the biography of the former Akwa Ibom governor.
Akpabio’s nomination was seconded by Senator Olamilekan Solomon Yayi from Ogun state.
Similarly, Senator Ishaku Abbo nominated Senator Abdul Aziz Yari as Senate President.