APC’s ‘Mace Stealing’ Omo-Agege Emerges As Deputy Senate President

APC’s ‘Mace Stealing’ Omo-Agege Emerges As Deputy Senate President

By News Agency of Nigeria on June 11, 2019
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In April 2018, Senator Omo-Agege invaded the Senate Chambers with thugs and stole the mace. The police reportedly arrested him. But later denied it, claiming the senator was "being escorted" out of the National Assembly Complex.

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.”

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