Senator Ahmad Lawan, representing Yobe North, has been elected as Senate President. Lawan defeated Senator Ali-Ndume with 79 votes, out of the total of 107 votes cast.
While Lawan polled 79 votes, Ndume polled 28 votes. The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, made the announcement in Abuja.
Announcing the result, the Clerk said that 107 Senators- elect voted. Lawan was immediately sworn in by the CNA after taking the oath of allegiance and that of office.