Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator representing the Delta State central senatorial district has emerged as the Deputy Senate President of the country after contest with former deputy senate president Ike Ekweremadu.
Omo-Agege scored 68 votes in the election on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, inside the Senate chamber in Abuja, to defeat Ekweremadu.
Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the clerk of the National Assembly, announced the results of the election in Abuja after counting the votes.
He said out of the 105 senators-elect who voted in the election, 68 cast their votes for Omo-Agege while 37 voted for Ekweremadu.
‘I wish to announce that the election for the office of the deputy senate president has been concluded,” Mr. Sani-Omolori said.
‘‘At the end of the election, 105 senators-elect votes, one senator-elect abstained and there was one invalid vote.
‘‘Therefore, Omo-Agege, having scored the highest votes is hereby declared elected as the deputy senate president of the 9th Senate.”